SAM'S CLUB In China
Sam’s Club is a chain of high end membership-only clubs under Walmart Family, which is the Top 500 global company—Walmart Inc., named by the retail giant Mr. Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. Since the first Sam’s Club opened in Midwest City in Oklahoma State in April of 1983, Sam’s Club has a history over 30 years. At the beginning of 90’s, Sam’s Club starts to enter international market and has become one of the largest membership clubs around the world. At the present, Sam’s Club has developed 800 chain clubs globally and provides superior service to over 50 million individual members and business members. The first Sam’s Club in China was opened in Shenzhen on August 12, 1996. So far, Sam’s Club has developed a total of 23 clubs in China which are located in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Dalian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuhan, Changzhou, Zhuhai, Tianjin, Xiamen, Nanjing, Changsha, Nanchang , Chengdu, Shenyang and Nantong. In the future, Sam’s Club will continue to expand investment in China, bringing quality life to more and more Chinese families.
A Sam's Club has an average shopping area of 20,000 square meters and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. To satisfy customers’ needs for higher quality, Sam’s Club only provides either the best quality product in the category or the best-selling brand. The Club offers 4,000 high quality-to-price ratio items, including categories such as fresh, groceries, household appliances, home, apparel and etc. The Club saves customers from the trouble of product comparison, which also saves their time and money. The commodities sold in Sam’s Club usually come in large and simple composite packages, lowering the costs through purchasing in large quantities. Sam’s Club emphasizes on accessibility of the location. The clubs usually provide at least 1,500 parking spaces for its members.