Why Walmart Failed In Germany - Cheddar Examines


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  • Wonder Junior Gumise
    Wonder Junior Gumise  3 days back

    The pauses between points in the video are too long. You/whoever is editing your videos should make more use of cross-fades and slight jump cuts to up the pace. I think it would definitely improve the quality.

    • Keith Gatlin
      Keith Gatlin  5 days back

      God bless Germany

      • Rxsemary
        Rxsemary  1 weeks back

        Walmart also failed in Indonesia

        • Daniel
          Daniel  1 weeks back

          Walmart employee: *smiles*
          German customer: WAS GUCKSCHT DU SO BLÖD?

          • Norman Ritter
            Norman Ritter  1 weeks back

            Meine Fische

            • K EL
              K EL  1 weeks back

              Again, here are the main reasons why Walmart failed in Germany. Walmart did not build any stores in Germany, they simply acquired those stores from Continental. Before Continental those same buildings were occupied by another similar company called Wertkauf. Real eventually acquired them from Walmart and now Real is looking to sell this business to someone else. Real belongs to one of the biggest companies in Germany, Metro.
              Even after renovations to the acquired buildings even they couldn't attract enough customers to be profitable. Real will be closing it's doors in the first quarter of 2020.

              Here, again, are the main reasons Walmart failed in Germany:

              - Employees. The video doesn't tell the whole story here. Many of the employees Walmart acquired had been working in the same building since the 80s or 90s. They had experienced the change of ownership at least two times before Walmart showed up in Germany. Customer service was horrible before Walmart moved in and no Americanized store policies were going to transform entrenched employees into anything different. Worker rights in Germany are notoriously difficult to circumvent.

              - Product. Walmart's products sucked. Their meat was poorly packaged and their produce was often found rotting on the shelves. Much of the hand tools that Walmart sold were of low quality items that you would normally find at a thrift store. The same can be said of the clothes they sold.

              - Other stores. Other stores such as: Aldi, Lidl, Kaufland, Netto, etc. were much better. And there are some very good electronic, clothing and hardware stores in Germany. So why shop at Walmart? Walmart offered no realistic alternative to these other stores.

              - Online retailers. Not much to say here...it's cheaper and there's more to choose from.

              • Samsonerd
                Samsonerd  2 weeks back

                2:40 as a German I'm not surprised their is a cultural clash all the things described sound very unlikable to me. I honestly perceive the typical southern hospitality to be quite phony a lot of the time (I understand it isn't but it does feel like that a lot of the time) and I enjoy a cashier in a good mood smiling at me. But I'm also can tell the difference to a cashier that is forced to smile at me by their employers.
                And having people do collective chants and an ethical code to denounce your colleagues demonstrates some pretty big ignorance of the german history and how it affects today's norms and values.
                Most of the things described make Walmart seem like a very unlikable employer to me.

                • Sean McDonald
                  Sean McDonald  2 weeks back

                  Having been into a few Walmarts AND having been born in Deutschland, yeah, not surprised they failed. Heres a suggestion for a more succesful attempt next time . . . .Greeters: Hello, this is Walmart. You have chosen well and your social standing will now be better: society approves of your choice and your chosen spouse will find you sexually more attractive" . . . . . . . HR . . . . ."Welcome to Walmart new employee. 7am does not mean 7.01, it means 7.00: do not fail us. This is Greta. Greta is currently identifying herself as available for a sexual pairing and has indicated to HR that you are acceptably up to her current standards. Note however that her standards will change and your performance will be monitored. Kurt has also expressed an interest in you so i will remind you to fill in your forms CORRECTLY next time. Now, your first duty will be to indicate to those customers where the items they have decided to purchase are currently located. Remember: stiff courtesy and no American grins. "

                  • Read-to-hell
                    Read-to-hell  2 weeks back

                    This smiling and welcoming by specific people at the gate of large shopping markets have started in India too. Yes, we have the culture of aggressively pulling in the customer to the shop but the smile and "namaste" when entering really bugs me. Like I and maaaany people are not used to it. Its seems too mechanical.

                    • deruntergrundgamer
                      deruntergrundgamer  2 weeks back

                      Humba ya my lord, Humba ya my lord, Humba ya

                      • Antonio G.
                        Antonio G.  2 weeks back

                        I'm so proud of Germany

                        • Adolf Hitler
                          Adolf Hitler  2 weeks back

                          Nö Ämerican Cömpany Will Sürvive in The Fätherländ

                          • Dimension XV
                            Dimension XV  3 weeks back

                            3:27 Did I missed something in my life?

                            • CarNationAT
                              CarNationAT  3 weeks back

                              We in Germany and Austria (no Kangaroos) don't like friendly employees in shops.
                              We like it when they are showing us the middle finger and saying "Hey du kleiner Hurenson, leute wie dich machen wir hier nur zum spaß runder !"

                              In what weird country do I live ?

                              • Nikolas Maes
                                Nikolas Maes  3 weeks back

                                American compagnies should do their homework better sometimes
                                Clearly, no market research was done by wallmart
                                There's worse examples: selling californian wine in disneyland Paris could be called far out stupid

                                • Ad3l
                                  Ad3l  3 weeks back

                                  Walmart in Germany? Never knew that.

                                  • jpsholland
                                    jpsholland  3 weeks back

                                    The aggressive way of American style of doing busyness just dont work in Europe. People dislike this, if you try to force the American way into Europe, prepare to go bankrupt. Henry Ford understood this very well. He started his factories in Europe according to the European way, with their own European designers making cars European people wanted. And with this Ford is the most succesfull American company in Europe. They integrated so well that a lot of people dont even know Ford is a American brand.

                                    If you want to setup a succesfull business in Europe, study how Henry Ford did it. Simply because he did it the right way.

                                    • NO WAY
                                      NO WAY  3 weeks back

                                      By the way, the "small" Aldi Süd is currently overtaking many of the bigger UK super market chains. Even tescos is worried.

                                      • MigotRen
                                        MigotRen  3 weeks back

                                        Wallmart employee: *puts on big smile* "Hello dear costumer, how are you today?"
                                        Germans: "PERSONAL SPACE, GET OUT OF MY PERSONAL SPACE!"

                                        • Mike MakesRight
                                          Mike MakesRight  3 weeks back

                                          Short answer: the German government sabotaged them.

                                          • Marvin M.
                                            Marvin M.  3 weeks back

                                            i remember going to walmart back in the days here in berlin germany. the impression i got was that the store had no identity, no soul. it tried to be everything, having every conseivable item in stock and by doing so the customers got overwhelmed. at aldi or lidl for example, you can go in, get your stuff and leave in under 10 minutes. at walmart just finding and reaching the vegetables cost 10 min on its own. others felt the exact same way.
                                            walmart is like a giant hardware store for groceries and germans hate wasting time for unnecessary activities.

                                            • Chad Phillips
                                              Chad Phillips  3 weeks back

                                              I think this is fake news since the constitution in Germany is factually enshrined in human rights laws factually! But screw you boycotting Walmart a company that really does try to protect human rights laws fact!

                                              • 已卄尺已几川丹几几

                                                We dont want american stuff except Apple.
                                                German Cars best

                                                • Holger Priske
                                                  Holger Priske  4 weeks back

                                                  Good Analysis. One thing is missing: Germans tend to go food shopping more often, like every second day. Therefore they want smaller shops in the neighborhood, instead of 1 shop in a 10km driving distance. Shopping has to be done within 20minutes, and in this time at a typical Walmart store, you just manage to park your car, jog through the market and return to the car. Not to forget, poorer people, who usually buy as cheap as possible, don't have a car. The idea to sell clothing in a food store is just weird.

                                                  • Erwin Rommel
                                                    Erwin Rommel  4 weeks back

                                                    Rule no. 1 of doing Business in Germany: Get rid of smalltalks and your humours

                                                    • Vincent Finsterbusch
                                                      Vincent Finsterbusch  4 weeks back

                                                      Very good, please never try again!

                                                      • Turboman_64
                                                        Turboman_64  4 weeks back

                                                        Never heared of Walmart here in germany before

                                                        • Johnson J. Johnnison
                                                          Johnson J. Johnnison  4 weeks back

                                                          I have never seen a WalMart here in Germany

                                                          • MelonanTV
                                                            MelonanTV  4 weeks back

                                                            Walmart cashier: *smiles at customer*
                                                            German guy: Entschuldigen sie mal bitte.. Ich will hier in Ruhe einkaufen und sie flirten hier so mich an! Heiliger Jesus!

                                                            • Lowrenzo -kun
                                                              Lowrenzo -kun  4 weeks back

                                                              *whaaat?* that means we couldve had all these american goodies,snacks,food,toys etc??

                                                              • Shug
                                                                Shug  1 months back

                                                                https://youtu.be/nZYGgUEB_xo this is what Wal-Mart Germany looks like now there called real and there shit

                                                                • Matti Innahilator Fjelström


                                                                  Mein herz in Flammen will dich lieben und VERDAMMEN

                                                                  • Nils Fischer
                                                                    Nils Fischer  1 months back

                                                                    Aldi is best

                                                                  • progamer _HD
                                                                    progamer _HD  1 months back

                                                                    Wär schon geil ne pumpgun im Supermarkt neben den Schuhen kaufen zu können

                                                                    • BESTofPLAY
                                                                      BESTofPLAY  1 months back

                                                                      Walmart just failed in Germany because they didn't sell a Allwetterjacke. They konnten ja not wissen.
                                                                      And that's why have a Allwetterjacke: Because man weiß ja nie

                                                                      • Miki_2005_Juve
                                                                        Miki_2005_Juve  3 weeks back

                                                                        Allwetterjacken weil man weiß ja nie xD I love it

                                                                    • rictrues
                                                                      rictrues  1 months back

                                                                      Why not make a video on the first (i think) and only (i think) McDonald's ever filing for bankruptcy. It was located in Umeå or Luelå, Sweden and took place in 1990ies

                                                                      • Sid Meisterwerk
                                                                        Sid Meisterwerk  1 months back

                                                                        Nuke the Walmart!

                                                                        • Sir.classic
                                                                          Sir.classic  1 months back

                                                                          What is her insta?

                                                                          • Roy Cousins
                                                                            Roy Cousins  1 months back

                                                                            Do your research! Lots of very sketchy and incorrect information. For example, comparing Wal-Mart in Germany to ASDA in Britain. The UK company is not run like it's USA parent or how they tried to operate in Germany. Wal-Mart has been trying to get out of the UK for some time now, but finding a buyer for ASDA is problematic.

                                                                            • Vulcano
                                                                              Vulcano  1 months back

                                                                              thank goodness, dodged a bullet there.

                                                                              • DerBetweenTalker Between
                                                                                DerBetweenTalker Between  1 months back

                                                                                Weil Walmart scheisse ist. So einfach kann sein!

                                                                                • Arghast
                                                                                  Arghast  1 months back

                                                                                  I'd say that the attitude of Walmart was not as much at odds with the *German* culture as with the *European* culture - the exactly same things would be seen as unnatural in Poland as well.

                                                                                  • matthijs
                                                                                    matthijs  1 months back

                                                                                    Do one about Hudson Bay in the Netherlands

                                                                                    • DeltaPilot
                                                                                      DeltaPilot  1 months back

                                                                                      Its so funny to watch this video as a German 😂

                                                                                      • Catan
                                                                                        Catan  1 months back

                                                                                        Lidl 🤣

                                                                                        • Rachel Purity
                                                                                          Rachel Purity  1 months back

                                                                                          Count how many times she says
                                                                                          "Walmart is the highest private employer" (or a slight variation of that) and how many times she just repeats the exact same information.

                                                                                          • Jayden W.
                                                                                            Jayden W.  1 months back

                                                                                            It’s just a cultural thing. Europeans are much more reserved and introverted. Growing up in the United States, you’re just used to being friendly with everyone and just a warm welcoming feeling. The main reason is school, growing up around a lot of friends in a US school and taught to respect others, you just tend to be much more open to people. My grandparents are from Munich, Germany and it took them a while to get used to the friendliness here. I remember when I took her to Walmart for the first time and she kept asking why they were smiling at her. She was so uncomfortable lol.

                                                                                            • Tessuminaka
                                                                                              Tessuminaka  1 months back

                                                                                              Kennt ihr das? Eure Kommentarsektion wird von Deutschen eingenommen, die euch ständig daran erinnern wie bescheuert euer Land ist?