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2003-08-01
Poland. Wal-Mart Reportedly Buying Into Polish Market.

As of July, 2003, Wal-Mart international controlled 1,301 stores outside of the United States -- bigger than most of its competitors are in the states. Mexico, Canada, China, Puerto Rico, Korea, Germany,Britain, Argentina -- all have the global Mr. Smiley brand. Now a report printed on a website in India says that Wal-Mart has acquired a Polish retailer named Rema 1000.

What you can do: This is the standard way that Wal-Mart enters a country: buying up a company already doing business in the foreign country. In some countries, like China, that's the only way in. U.S. companies can only enter by partnering with an indigenous company.










 
 
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