Our Story

What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last fifty years into the largest retailer in the world. Today, more than 245 million customers visit our more than 11,500 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. With fiscal year 2015 net sales of $482.2 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide – 1.4 million in the U.S. alone. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.