Saturday 11 January 2020

Walmart creates big expansion in Mexico in 2019

Walmart has a lot of international locations all over the world. As of October 31, 2019, Walmart's international operations comprised 6,080 stores and 800,000 workers in 26 countries outside the USA. It is interesting that there are wholly owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the UK. Walmart has 2.2 million employees worldwide. The fascinating company is the largest private employer in the U.S. and Mexico.

Walmart created a large expansion in Mexico in 2019. Walmart opened 134 stores in Mexico in 2019. This means that it was the biggest expansion in 6 years. This happens to be Walmart's biggest expansion in Mexico since 2013. Walmart now successfully runs 3,407 stores in Mexico. Walmart has more locations in Mexico than in any other country outside the USA. Most of the new stores belong to the Bodega Aurrera family of stores. This includes the small, no-frills Bodega Express that is cheaper and quicker to build than Walmart’s bigger stores.

It is interesting that the Bodega chain offers cheaper goods in agreement with Walmart’s "Everyday Low Prices" strategy. This way, Walmart competes with other marketplaces and wins satisfaction of low-income shoppers.

Here are some interesting Spanish/English translations:

la bodega - cellar, wine cellar, warehouse, grocery store, grocery, vault
el bodegón - still life, taproom, grocery store, cantina
bodeguero - grocer

cellar - bodega, sótano, cueva
wine cellar - bodega
warehouse - almacén, depósito, bodega, lonja
still life - bodegón, naturaleza muerta
taproom - bodegón, taberna

Walmart made a record for new stores in 2011. That is when it opened 365 locations in Mexico. In 2013, Walmart opened 214 stores in Mexico.

Walmart Inc. is a successful American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. The stock of Walmart is: WMT (NYSE).

The (NYSE:WMT) Walmart stock has been growing well over the years.

In 2019, Walmart earned $514.40 billion in revenue, of which $6.67 billion was profit.

Here are some of Walmart's subsidiaries:

Sam's Club
Walmart Canada

Here are some of the assets owned by Walmart in USA:

Walmart USA
Walmart Supercenter
Walmart Discount Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Convenience Stores (online retailer)
Sam's Club
Walmart Transportation
Walmart Realty
Claims Management
Walmart Portrait Studios
Walmart Vision Centers
Walmart Labs


  1. Some Interesting English - Spanish Translations:
    Algunas interesantes traducciones inglés - español:

    Walmart expands its robotic workforce to 650 additional stores.
    Walmart amplía su fuerza de trabajo robótica a 650 tiendas adicionales.

    The world’s largest retailer will add shelf-scanning robots to 650 more U.S. stores by the end of the summer.
    El minorista más grande del mundo agregará robots de exploración de estantes a 650 tiendas más de EE. UU. Para fines de verano.

    It speeds up the entire cycle.
    Acelera todo el ciclo.

    Some thought they were anti-theft devices.
    Algunos pensaron que eran dispositivos antirrobo.

    Rival robots perform tasks in the aisles of competing grocery chain.
    Los robots rivales realizan tareas en los pasillos de la cadena de supermercados competidora.

  2. This is interesting. I did not know this before. (a pretty nice domain name) is an American footwear retailer owned by Walmart. Now, here is also a nice site:

  3. Igor Shoes has a lot of shoes that are made in Spain. Choose from Water Boots, Sandals, Sneakers, leather and Water Crabs for Boy and Woman 100% made in Spain. Since 1974, IGOR designs, manufactures and markets its collections of water boots, crabs and sandals, combining each season with its classic designs with others inspired by the latest trends in fashion. It seems that the comfort and the great variety of colors and models are since then the main protagonists under the label MADE IN SPAIN. Over the years, various expansions have been made to the shoe collections.

  4. It seems that Igor is the online shop of INDUSTRIAS PLASTICAS IGOR S.L, Spanish manufacturers of water boots and beach sandals since 1974.