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Brazil Fact Sheet

Total retail units on July 31, 2010: 445


Supercenter 45 Magazine (Bompreco) 1
Sam's Club 24 Mercadorama (Sonae) 23
Todo Dia 106 BIG (Sonae) 32
HyperMarket (Bompreco) 33 Maxxi Atacado (Sonae) 47
SuperMarket (Bompreco) 64 Nacional (Sonae) 70
Associates 75,927*
History Walmart Brazil began operations in Brazil in 1995 with two supercenters and three Sam’s
Clubs in the state of São Paulo and gross sales of R$ 12 million. In 14 years, the company
grew to become the third largest retailer in Brazil with sales close to R$ 17 billion. Two
acquisitions propelled Walmart Brazil through this transition: Bompreço’s 118 stores in the
northern region of Brazil and Sonae’s 140 stores in the southern region. With these
acquisitions, Walmart Brazil grew from a two to nine brand company with multiple store
formats (retail, wholesale and soft discount). During the last two years, the company grew
organically, building new stores for all of the brands across 18 states and the federal district.
Awards In 2009, Walmart Brazil received the following awards:
• Walmart Brazil was voted Sustainable Company of the Year by Exame
magazine’s Sustainability Guide, one of the most prestigious business
magazines in Brazil.
• Walmart’s eco-efficient store prototype received two very prestigious prizes: the
Planet Home Award, by Casa Claudia magazine, and the Info Prize, by Info
magazine – both are important magazines in the architecture and decoration and
technology fields respectively.
• For its Sustainability Management Model, the company won the Von Martius
Sustainability Prize, by German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, in
the humanity category.
• Plastic bag reduction and Producers’ Club earned Walmart Brazil the Expressão
Ecology Award, from Editora Expressão - a publishing house.
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• For the Conscious Consumption of Plastic Bags case, the company won 2
place in the Brazil Environmental Benchmarking Prize.
• Due to the high quality of customer relations in its contact center, Walmart Brazil
received the Quality Pattern in Contact Center Award, from Modern Consumer
Magazine.
• The company’s respect for the diversity of people earned Walmart the Diversity
Stamp, a certification from the São Paulo State Government.

Opportunity At Walmart Brazil, new jobs are created every year. By the end of 2009, more than 10,000
new positions will be created and more than 90 new stores will be open. In 2008, Walmart
Brazil created 7,100 jobs. Walmart Brazil provides opportunities for local industry to export
their products all over the world. Candies, corned beef, chocolate, crackers, towels, bed
clothes, shoes, colored pencils, pet toys and furniture are some of the top items that Walmart
Brazil exports to countries such as United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina,
England, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

In Brazil, Walmart provides opportunities for local producers. For example, through the
Producers’ Club program, Walmart partners with small and medium farmers to help
commercialize and open new markets for their products. The initiative supports communities,
provides customers with high-quality, local goods at competitive prices, and promotes

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sustainable practices. Currently, there are more than 5,000 families taking part in the
Producers’ Club in eight states in south and northeast Brazil.

Walmart offers affordable generic pharmaceutical drugs for R$ 9.90 (USD $5.75), making
medication easily accessible. In 2008, savings generated by the program totaled R$ 21.5
million.

Community In Brazil, Walmart invests in sustainable development programs in at-risk communities. The
Walmart Institute supported 63 projects, 43 of which are currently active, benefiting more
than 15,000 people and partners with local NGOs to execute the projects. Walmart Brazil
also encourages social awareness among associates. During its last Community Day, 8,000
associates participated as volunteers in communities where it operates.

The Walmart Institute also collaborates with food banks to fight waste and hunger by
guaranteeing that fruit and vegetables, which are still safe for consumption, but not within
sales standards, are donated to those in need. In 2008, Walmart Brazil donated 495 metric
tons of food for this cause. From January to November 2009, 1.7 metric tons of food was
donated to food banks.

Sustainability In June 2009, Walmart Brazil held a Sustainability Summit - "Pacts for Sustainability - Building
the Supply Chain of the Future." The pacts were built with the federal government and the
supply chain, through discussions also involving NGOs, associations and experts. The focus
of the summit was new business models for the meat, soybean and timber supply chain in
Brazil with the goal of avoiding deforestation, committing to responsible purchases and waste
reduction.

Walmart Brazil encourages customers to recycle waste at recycling stations installed in the
company’s stores. In doing so, Walmart contributes to the local community by working with
recycling cooperatives to collect the materials. The cooperatives are made up of former
garbage collectors, providing them with a steady stream of income and a better way of life.
During 2008, 236 recycling stations were installed, generating hundreds of jobs for former
garbage collectors. By the end of 2009, all stores will have a recycling station.

Walmart Brazil is building a culture based on sustainability. In 2008, the company


inaugurated its first eco-efficient Supercenter in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Since then, it
launched three more in the state of São Paulo. These stores have more than 60 sustainable
initiatives each, the most ever in a Brazilian store. They are expected to reduce energy
consumption by at least 25 percent, water consumption by 40 percent and greenhouse gas
emissions by at least 30 percent.

In 2008, Walmart Brazil and Conservation International engaged in a five-year partnership to


preserve the National Forest of Amapá, also known as Flona do Amapá. The 412,000
hectares of forest will receive an investment of R$ 5 million (USD $ 2.9 million) divided
equally among Walmart Brazil and Conservation International. The project seeks to
guarantee the conservation of the forest and promote sustainable development practices for
the population of this state located in the northern part of the country. The objective is to
make Flona, over the next five years, a model in administration and sustainable use of
resources in the Brazilian Amazon.

In 2008, Walmart Brazil launched its organic cotton reusable bags. Today, they are sold in all
stores in the country and are the lowest priced in Brazil. Consumer response has been
overwhelming, with sales continuing to climb. In the northeast and southern regions, Walmart
Brazil launched a program this year that offers discounts for customers who do not use
plastic bag with their purchases.

* As of September 2009

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