I'm thrilled to hear that WalMart finally found a market it couldn't lick. Someone earlier on this thread indicated Americans not liking the high number of products that are made in China and not shopping there because of it.
If that's the reason you're thrilled, I must disappoint you. Aldi, Lidl, and Metro, the companies Walter mentioned, had already out-Wal-Mart-ed Wal-Mart before it arrived in Germany, and that's
why it couldn't get a competitive advantage over the incumbents. In other words, the Wal-Mart phenomenon had existed in Germany long before Wal-Mart the company arrived, and will stay with us long after the company is gone.