Lots of Wal-Mart Supercenters offer Tire & Lube Express, optical center, garden center, portrait studio, pet shop, pharmacy, one-hour photo processing lab, alcove shops, such as hair and nail salons, video rental stores, cellular phone stores, local bank branches fast food outlets (Subway, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's Blimpie) as well. Some of the Supercenters also sell gasoline by Murphy Oil Corporation (branded as "Murphy USA"), Sunoco, Inc. ("Optima"), or Tesoro Corporation ("Mirastar"). The first Supercenter appeared in 1988 in Washington, Missouri. Until December 2009, there were as many as 2, 737 Wal-Mart Supercenters in the United States.
Besides the wholly-owned international operations, Wal-Mart encompasses joint ventures in China and has numerous majority-owned subsidiaries. As for Mexico, Wal-Mart's majority-owned subsidiary is Walmex. 53% of the Japanese Seiyu is owned by Wal-Mart, and 51% of the Central American Retail Holding Company, operating more than 360 supermarkets and other stores in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Wal-Mart bought 116 stores of the Bompreço supermarket chain in 2006 in Brazil. Then, through its new subsidiary, WMS Supermercados do Brasil, took control over Sonae Distribution Group, and as a result acquired control over the Nacional and Mercadorama supermarket chains.
Nowadays, Wal-Mart has 64 Super-Bompreço store and 33 Hyper-Bompreço stores, 101 Todo Dia stores, and 24 Sam's Club. In 2010 Wal-Mart is the third largest supermarket chain in Brazil.
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