The Expansion of a Retail Chain: An Analysis of Wal-Mart Locations in the United States

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Retail geography is an expanding field that is becoming increasingly important within academia, the business environment, and the national and global economy. The focus of this study is to provide insight and additional understanding of the site selection processes employed by Wal-Mart in the United States. The research studies Wal-Mart from a national perspective and investigates the patterns of retail store expansion across the United States from 1990 to 2005. The study employs the use of a continuous Poisson model to check for significant clustering, and a single and multiple correlation analysis to identify the types of relationships that exist ... continued below

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Ostrander, Anthony P. May 2011.

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Retail geography is an expanding field that is becoming increasingly important within academia, the business environment, and the national and global economy. The focus of this study is to provide insight and additional understanding of the site selection processes employed by Wal-Mart in the United States. The research studies Wal-Mart from a national perspective and investigates the patterns of retail store expansion across the United States from 1990 to 2005. The study employs the use of a continuous Poisson model to check for significant clustering, and a single and multiple correlation analysis to identify the types of relationships that exist between retail stores and location. The results of the study make apparent several distinct patterns of retail store dispersion within the United States between the years 1990 to 2005.

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Ostrander, Anthony P. The Expansion of a Retail Chain: An Analysis of Wal-Mart Locations in the United States, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68027/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .