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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world

Last updated on: June 11, 2013 08:32 IST

Image: A Walmart's distribution centre in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States.
Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names. The company operates under the Walmart name in the United States, including the 50 states and Puerto Rico. It operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price, according to Wikipedia.

Let's take a look inside the world's largest retailer.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A view of the Walmart's associates meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A woman shops with her daughter at a Walmart Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

An employee of Walmart yells and claps at the US Associates meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Walmart employees cheer at the US Associates meeting as part of the annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Employees of Walmart are greeted by staff as they arrive at company headquarters for a staff tour in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Kalpona Akter, a former child garment worker from Bangladesh, lays a flower at a sign commemorating those killed in recent clothing factory tragedies in Bangladesh outside Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Employees of Walmart wait for the start of the US Associates meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A Walmart's distribution centre in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice-president of the home division at Walmart, shows off a selection of merchandise made in the US for sale at a Walmart Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Walmart's founder Sam Walton's office at the Walmart visitors centre in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Jared Lawrence leads employees of Walmart in a company chant outside the headquarters before a staff tour in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A Walmart employee works in one of the company's distribution centre in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Actor Hugh Jackman welcomes fellow actor Tom Cruise to the stage as he hosts the annual shareholders meeting for Walmart in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Walmart's family members, Jim Walton, left, Alice Walton, centre, and Chairman of the Board of Directors Rob Walton, right, recite the Walmart cheer at the annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Walmart employees pose with the company logo at the visitors's centre located in the original location of one of founder Sam Walton's stores in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

A woman riding an electric cart shops with a child at a Walmart Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

An employee of Walmart holds up a sign at the US Associates meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Sandy Joy, a Walmart vision centre employee, performs a comedy routine at the Walmart Associates meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Inside Walmart, the largest retailer in the world


Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Singer John Legend performs at the annual shareholders meeting for Walmart in Fayetteville, Arkansas.