As part of a new strategy aimed at creating Wal-Mart locations on college campuses, the world’s largest retailer has announced it will open locations at Arizona State University and Georgia Tech.
Currently Wal-Mart has one college campus location at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
According to the website WallStCheatSheet.com, Wal-Mart spokeswoman, Delia Garcia, said that the university stores would be “tailored to the on-campus customer, providing general merchandise, convenience items [and] pharmacy services.” Garcia was also adamant about the fact that the company is still testing this business model , and that no new locations are scheduled beyond Georgia Tech.
Wal-Mart has announced it will not engage in the business of selling textbooks on college campuses.
One item of note, Wal-Mart CEO, Mike Duke, is a graduate of Georgia Tech.