Opening dates of Wal-Mart stores and Supercenters, 1962-Jan 31, 2006 (Alaska and Hawaii excluded)

File used in paper The Diffusion of Wal-Mart and Economies of Density,” Econometrica, Vol. 79, No. 1 (January, 2011), 253-302

This section shows information about this dataset's attributes
Attributes Range Median Mean Std. Dev.
storenum
 
1  to  5498
1633 1860.04 1357.58
Permanant store number assigned by Wal-Mart
opendate
July 1st, 1962 00:00  to  January 31st, 2006 00:00
July 2nd, 1991 00:00 September 1st, 1991 01:43 --
Opening date of original store
date_super
March 1st, 1988 00:00  to  January 31st, 2006 00:00
September 19th, 2001 00:00 January 20th, 2001 20:25 --
Opening date of food business
conversion

1 (1581)   0 (399)  

=1 if supercenter through conversion of existing store, =0 if supercenter originally
st Text column (no statistics available)
FIPS code of state
county Text column (no statistics available)
FIPS code of county
streetaddr Street Address (US only) column (no statistics available)
Address of store (source Wal-Mart store alignment file and posted openings)
strcity City column (no statistics available)
City of store (source Wal-Mart store alignment file and posted openings)
strstate State or Province column (no statistics available)
State of store (source Wal-Mart store alignment file and posted openings)
zipcode Zip or Postal Code (US only) column (no statistics available)
Zip of store (source Wal-Mart store alignment file and posted openings)
type_store

Supercenter (1980)   Wal-Mart (1196)  

Store type as of Jan 31, 2006