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  • February 13, 2018
    Before a fledgling family-run retail chain flourished into what it is today, there was a simple and sweet love story.
  • March 9, 2017
    Helen Walton was much more than Walmart’s first lady — our founder Sam Walton considered her one of his best business advisers.
  • July 22, 2016
    Walmart’s culture – defined by our core values of service, respect and excellence – has always been key to our success.
  • July 2, 2015
    The beginning of July is always a great time to reflect back on Walmart history. After all, it was July 2, 1962, when Sam Walton opened his very first Walmart discount store in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • May 18, 2015
    Even the most frequent visitor to The Walmart Museum during our 25th anniversary this month can’t know everything there is to know. Whether you make a trip there often or never have, here’s some trivia about the historic museum that shares the history of Walmart.
  • November 11, 2014
    Today, 95 Walmart associates in Greenbrier, Arkansas, marked an incredible milestone: the grand opening of our 5,000th U.S. location, a Neighborhood Market. Since our first store opening in 1962,…
  • June 11, 2014
    I met Dina and Joanne under the awning of Walton’s 5&10 last week.   Together, Dina and her daughter Joanne had driven to Bentonville, Arkansas, “on their own dime” to experience the wonder…
  • June 6, 2014
    Our board chairman Rob Walton started the 2014 Shareholders Meeting by sharing some words written by his father and our chairman, Sam Walton. Rob reminded associates and shareholders that our…
  • June 6, 2014
    It's not a real competition, but it should be, and this year I'm unofficially declaring Walmart Canada the winner. Every year at our annual Shareholders meeting, visiting associates wear matching t-shirts to identify their country or market. They have a new t-shirt design for each day of the week, and we all look forward to seeing what each country has created.
  • June 5, 2014
    Walmart CEO Doug McMillon's first Shareholders experience was in 1984. It was his first day at Walmart and although he was hired to pick orders and load trailers, he helped decorate the high school…