19 Countries That Have Walmart in 2024

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Written by Jennifer Geer

Published: February 12, 2024

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Walmart is not only the biggest retailer in the United States but the largest in the world. Global sales for Walmart in 2022 were over $600 billion. While Walmart’s headquarters are located in Bentonville, AR, the company employs approximately 2.1 million people worldwide in 19 countries

Note that many stores in places outside of the U.S. may go by different names. It’s been Walmart’s business strategy to acquire pre-existing discount stores and oftentimes retain the original name. Read on for the 19 countries that have Walmart in 2024. 

1. United States

Walmart in Onalaska, Wisconsin

The Walmart Supercenter in Onalaska, WI, offers a supermarket with a bakery, deli, and fresh produce in addition to merchandise.

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Walmart is the biggest retailer in the U.S. With 5,215 retail units and $499.65 billion in retail sales, Walmart tops other large retailers such as Amazon and Costco. Walmart began in Arkansas in 1962, and its headquarters are still in the state. In the U.S., Walmart operates supercenters, discount stores, neighborhood markets, small formats, and Sam’s Club.

2. Mexico

Walmart Cancun, Mexico

Mexico is the second largest market for Walmart, second only to the United States.

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After the U.S., Walmart’s second largest market is in Mexico, with 2,914 retail units. In fact, Mexico was the first country where Walmart ventured outside of the U.S. The first store in Mexico was a Sam’s Club, which opened in Mexico City in 1991. Today, aside from Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Express, Walmart also owns and operates the popular discount store, Bodega Aurrera.

3. Canada

A Walmart Canada trailer from the Balzac Fresh Food Distribution Center.

In Canada, Walmart is the fifth largest retailer in terms of revenue.

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Walmart entered the Canadian market in 1994 and operates 403 retail units today. With its headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, the company runs 344 Walmart Supercentres and 59 Walmart Discount Stores. With a revenue in 2022 of 24.4 billion, it’s the country’s fifth-largest retailer.

4. Chile

Interior Express de Lider Pie Andino (Walmart)

Walmart operates in Chile under several different store names.

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Walmart entered the Chilean market in 2009 when the company acquired a majority in Chile’s leading food retailer, Distribución y Servicio D&S S.A. With its headquarters in Santiago, the company operates 393 retail units under several different names, including Superbodega Acuenta, Lider Express, Lider Hiper, and Central Mayorista.

5. China

Entrance of Walmart Fuding Tianhu Road Branch

The first Walmart in China was a hypermarket and Sam’s Club in Shenzhen in 1996.

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In 1996, Walmart opened its first retail store in the Chinese market. The first store was a hypermarket and Sam’s Club in Shenzhen. Walmart China often leads the way with new technologies, including a smartphone app mini-program and Cloud Depots, which provide prompt delivery service to remote areas.

6. Costa Rica

Walmart in Costa Rica

Walmart opened its first stores in Costa Rica in 2005.

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In 2005, Walmart entered the Costa Rican market. Today, its headquarters are in San Jose, Costa Rica. Known as Walmart Centroamerica, the company owns and operates 308 retail units under several different names, including Walmart Supercenters, Mas x Menos, Maxi Pali, and Pali.

7. South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

There are 286 retail units owned and operated by Walmart in South


, although the stores go by different names.

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Walmart came to South Africa in 2011 when the company acquired a majority stake in Massmart Holdings Ltd. With this purchase, Walmart now owns and operates 286 retail units in the country under various names. Some of the retail stores include Builders Express, Cash and Carry, Jumbo, and Game. Recently, Walmart made a deal to buy full ownership of Massmart.

8. Guatemala

A panoramic view of Guatemala city in the afternoon.

There are 263 Walmart retail units located in Guatemala as of 2024.

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Walmart’s 263 retail units in Guatemala are under Walmart Centroamerica. Walmart entered the market in Guatemala in 2006 and today owns and operates Despensa Familiar, Maxi Despensa, Paiz, and Walmart Supercenters within the country.

9. Honduras

Aerial panorama view over Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras

Walmart owns and operates 113 retail units in Honduras.

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In 2005, Walmart entered the Honduras market. Today, the company owns and operates 113 retail units under the following names: Despensa Familiar, Maxi Despensa, Paiz, and Walmart Supercenter. Small farmers sell fresh produce to local supermarkets, such as Paiz. Supermarkets are growing in popularity in the region because customers know the company has high standards for fresh produce and will not sell food that tests positive for bacteria or is high in pesticides.

10. El Salvador

man stretching out credit card to buy food in front of complete wavy national flag of el salvador

In 2004, there are 102 retail units in El Salvador, including six Walmart Supercenters.


Walmart in El Salvador is under the Walmart Centroamerica umbrella. The company owns and operates 102 retail units in the country, including Despensa Familiar, La Despensa de Don Juan, Maxi Despensa, and Walmart Supercenters.

11. Nicaragua

Mapa Nicaragua con bandera. Nicaragua Map whit Flag

Walmarts in Nicaragua may be called Walmart, La Union, Maxi Pali, or Pali.

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In Nicaragua, Walmart owns and operates 102 retail units under the following names: Walmart Supercenters, La Union, Maxi Pali, and Pali.

12. India

A Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India (owned by Walmart)

Walmart in India goes under the name, Best Price Modern Wholesale.

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Walmart doesn’t have a huge brick-and-mortar presence in India, but it does run 26 retail units under the name Best Price Modern Wholesale. However, Walmart’s big push in India is digital commerce. In 2018, the company acquired India’s largest e-commerce firm, Flipkart, which competes with Amazon India.

13. Botswana

Central Business District in Serowe, Botswana in the Central District

The Kalahari Desert makes up nearly 70% of Botswana.

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Walmart entered the Botswana market with its acquisition of Massmart in 2011. Today, the company has ten stores in Botswana under the names Game, Builders Warehouse, and Cash and Carry.

14. Zambia

The skyline of Lusaka in Zambia

There are seven Walmart stores in Zambia under different names than Walmart.


Through the acquisition of Massmart, Walmart owns and operates seven retail units in Zambia. However, you won’t find the Walmart name anywhere in the country. These stores go by the names, Game, Builders Warehouse, Jumbo, and Builders Express.

15. Mozambique

Aerial view of Maputo, capital city of Mozambique, Africa

Mozambique is located in southeastern Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean on its east.


Though there are only five retail stores in Mozambique, Walmart does have a presence there. Mozambique is known for its long and luxurious coastline along the Indian Ocean. The stores under Massmart in Mozambique include two Builders Warehouses, two Game stores, and one Builders Express. These retail units sell general merchandise, home improvement items, foods, and liquor.

16. Namibia

Namibia is located on the southwestern coast of Africa.

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The coastal country of Namibia is home to a diverse amount of wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. Walmart stores in Namibia are under the Massmart brand, including four Game retail units and one Cash and Carry. Game sells electronics, appliances, other merchandise, food, and liquor, while Cash and Carry offers fresh food products for cash.

17. Lesotho

A Red Pin on Lesotho of the World Map

This is a small country surrounded on all sides by South Africa.


Lesotho is a small, high-altitude, landlocked kingdom that is bordered on all sides by South Africa. Lesotho’s land is made up of rivers and mountain ranges. Walmart owns three stores here, one Game and two Cash and Carry’s.

18. Malawi

Beautiful view of the Chichiri Trade Center in Malawi

If you find yourself at a Walmart in Malawi, it will be under the Game brand.

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Malawi‘s landlocked, small country borders Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania. There are two Walmart-owned retail units in Malawi under the Game brand. The population is over 18 million, and the industry in the country is primarily agricultural.

19. Eswatini

Aerial view of downtown of Mbabane during the day, capital city of Eswatini known as Swaziland

The Kingdom of Eswatini was once known as Swaziland.


The small country of Eswatini is located in Southern Africa. Formerly called Swaziland, today it is officially the Kingdom of Eswatini. This rural country suffers from severe poverty and unemployment. There is one Walmart store in Eswatini called CBW.

Summary Table of 19 Countries That Have Walmart in 2024

CountryTotal Number of Retail UnitsDate Established
1United States5,2151962
6Costa Rica3082005
7South Africa2862011
10El Salvador1022005

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Jennifer Geer is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on animals, news topics, travel, and weather. Jennifer holds a Master's Degree from the University of Tulsa, and she has been researching and writing about news topics and animals for over four years. A resident of Illinois, Jennifer enjoys hiking, gardening, and caring for her three pugs.

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