We all know about Wal Mart. Love it, hate it, or both everyone in
Carrefour is the creation of French business partners who started the company in 1957 and is second only to Wal Mart in the retail business. Carrefour is the company which started the supermarket and hypermarket store style. It also made popular the idea of selling base food products at extremely low prices. The practice was known as produits libres or free products.
Wal Mart is
Wal Mart's primary core is
The Wal Mart hold can be found in the Germanic countries of the
Interesting Notes on Globalization
Many of Carrefour and Wal Mart's international stores came in the early 1990s after the fall of communism. The fall and disgrace of international socialism became the dawn of the new age of globalization.
Leslie White once said that energy consumption was the best way to measure how advanced a culture was. In this globalized age; a way to measure how globalized a country is to see if they have big name international businesses (that's my idea; unless of course somebody else wrote about it before me, then it is their idea). Using the two retail stores it seems North America, Europe, most of
The areas not globalized are those areas discussed by me in the Arcs of Instability and Thomas Barnett's work. Africa, the Islamic world, and central
As mentioned before the attitudes towards the international scene have influenced expansion.
I personally wonder why