Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is another retailer that prefers to own its real estate. At the end of last year, the company owned 4,701 of its 5,542 properties in the U.S., which included Walmart and Sam's Club stores as well as distribution facilities.Is Wal-Mart an innovative company?
Yes, Walmart is an innovator. It has turned to technology to stay competitive with Amazon. Brennan Wilkie, the SVP of Customer Experience Strategy at InMoment, a customer experience intelligence company devoted to understanding customer feedback, has a few insights into what's going on in Bentonville, Arkansas (Walmart HQ).Is Wal-Mart a corporate monopoly?
Wal-Mart does not qualify to be referred to as a monopoly because it is not the only giant retail chain in the market. Monopolies exist within markets as sole suppliers of products and services. The entities do not encounter competition, which puts them firmly in control of the market.