Take a Trip Through 50 Years of Retail Innovation

By Walmart Staff
February 1, 2018
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"To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time."

Those words come from our founder, Sam Walton. Spoken decades ago, his statement is even more relevant today. In a world where you have to stay two steps ahead of what people want, you have to innovate, test, fail and learn at lightning speed. And we’ve done just that for over 50 years.

From pioneering the first large discount stores, to being the first to use universal product codes (the bar codes on virtually every product you buy today), to adding innovative e-commerce retailers to the family, we’re always looking ahead for ways to deliver even more value for our customers.

Take a look at how the evolution of Walmart has also driven change in retail over the years.