Wal-Mart in Japan

The focus of this case study is the hurdles faced by retailing giant Wal-Mart in the Japanese market. In the early 90’s, Wal-Mart’s decision to globalize is a major focus area.

Issues covered in the case study include: Download Case Study (in PDF format)

  • Wal-Mart’s entry strategy in Japan
  • WalMart’s best practices in retailing like Every Day Low Prices (EDLP) and Rollback to the Japanese market through its joint venture with Seiyu.
  • Wal-Mart’s problems faced in Japan because of the differences between the operational and cultural environment in its home market and the Japanese market.
  • Walmarts future prospects and business strategies in Japanese Market.

Other management issues covered include:

  • The Japanese retailing industry: It’s nature and structure and its market size, market scope, and market characteristics.
  • How to frame an entry strategy for a global and culturally diverse market.

Business Case study terms:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Green Field Operations, Costco Wholesale, Metro, Tesco, Japanese Retail Industry, Ito Yokado , Large Store Law, Every Day Low Prices, Carrefour, Daeiei, America Online Inc., Sam’s Clubs

Related Case Study Reading:

  1. Can Wal-Mart Woo Japan?, Business Week Online
  2. Japan Isn’t Buying The Wal-Mart Idea, Business Week Online
  3. How Wal-Mart Is Reshaping Packaging?
  4. A New Era in Japan’s Retailing Market
  5. Tesco Enters The Japanese Market
  6. Japanese Retail Market Overview
  7. Japan Market Research
  8. Japan Retail Sector Overview: companies Walmart

Will Wal-Mart be able to sustain its supply chain advantage : Download Case Study on Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain Practices in PDF format.