Company: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Brand Value: $27,585 Million
Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas
Year formed: 1962
Walmart is a global retailer long known for providing good value at low prices. As the largest private employer in the world, it has 2.3 million full and part time associates working in 11,723 total stores, including 4,692 Walmarts and 662 Sam’s Clubs in the United States. Walmart offers a broad range of products from grocery and clothing to electronics and baby goods. While the brand has traditionally had a down market reputation, it has recently made investments in two areas to improve its image and drive growth. In 2015, the company announced a $2.7 billion program to provide education, salaries, and training to employees. It has also invested heavily in e-commerce and seen its online sales jump 63% in Q1 2017. Walmart’s revenue in FY17 reached $485.9 billion, making it the largest company in the world by revenue.