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  1. WAL-MART Case Study:Can a company be too successful? http://www.pbs.org/itvs/storewars/stores2.html http://www.pbs.org/itvs/storewars/sitemap.html

  2. Research Article Findings on Market Power Wal-MartSupercenter: (size of 3 Football Fields)

  3. Video #1

  4. 2011 3,600 Stores In USA Total Revenue: 1995 = 100 billion 2003 = 245 billion 2011 = 450 billion

  5. ANGRY Communities Fight Back Wal-MartSupercenter: (size of 3 Football Fields) Zoning Analysis

  6. Predatory Pricing • Predatory Pricingis purposely setting your prices very low in order to put other firms out of business • Your intent is to raise prices later • Illegal by Anti-Trust Laws

  7. 2011 450 billion

  8. 2011 3,600 Stores In USA Total Revenue: 1995 = 100 billion 2003 = 245 billion 2011 = 450 billion

  9. Reasons to HATE Wal-Mart Keeps wages low Puts local companies out of business Accused of “abusing” worker rights Push suppliers too hard? Predatory Pricing?

  10. How is Wal-Mart so efficient? What is Economies of Scale? More efficient firms => have lower costs => can offer lower prices => other can’t compete

  11. Video #2

  12. Benefits Costs Is Wal-Mart good for the U.S. economy?

  13. Products CONSUMERS Circular Flow PRODUCERS Land, Labor & Capital Factors Reasons to LOVE Wal-Mart Keeps prices very low Saved consumer 20 billion a year Overall, may save 100 billion per year This Lowers inflation and↑ GDP

  14. Should Wal-Mart be regulated?