Company: WalMart Inc.
Brand Value: $36,140 Million
Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas
Year on Year Change: 18%
Year formed: 1962
Walmart is a global retailer long known for providing good value at low prices. As the largest private employer in the world, it has 2.2 million full and part time associates, 1.5 million of whom work in the United States. Ninety percent of the US population lives within ten miles of one of its stores. Walmart offers a broad range of products from grocery and clothing to electronics and baby goods. In recent years, the company has aggressively been expanding into digital. Since the purchase of Jet.com, it has seen its online sales skyrocket, especially as it has acquired other digitally native brands such as Bonobos, Modcloth, and Moosejaw. In recent years, the brand has tried to reverse its perception as low-wage employer, among other things investing $2.7 billion in higher wages, education, and training. Walmart’s revenue currently stands at $514 billion per year, making it the largest public company in the world by revenue.