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  • June 3, 2014
    On Friday, Doug McMillon will take the stage at the Walmart Shareholders Meeting for the first time as CEO. This is his story of advancement and history with the company, as excerpted from the February 2014 edition of Walmart World Magazine.
  • June 2, 2014
    Humble Beginnings The year was 1970. Walmart succeeded with its initial public offering (IPO), and a grand total of six shareholders attended the first meeting, held in a coffee shop near Walmart’s…
  • May 15, 2014
    National Small Business Week is in full swing and Sam’s Club is so excited to be part of it. After all, Sam Walton was one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, and when he began Sam’s Club…
  • March 27, 2014
    The Arrival of Air Force One March 17, 1992:  Air Force One lands at northwest Arkansas’ Drake Field. XNA – Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport – has yet to be built. President George Herbert…
  • March 14, 2014
    When most people think “Hula,” their thoughts go to one of two places: a luau on a tropical island or a hip-swiveling, popular toy in the fifties.  Apparently, the hula was popular with Sam…
  • March 3, 2014
    The Seeds of a National Art ProjectWhen celebrated painter Brendan O’Connell joined forces with The Walmart Museum and others last year, the artwork of over 8,000 students went on display by the…
  • April 19, 2007
    BENTONVILLE, AR, (April 19, 2007) -- Helen Robson Walton, widow of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. founder Sam Walton, died this evening in her Bentonville home of natural causes.  Mrs. Walton was surrounded by family at the time of her death.  She  was 87. A public memorial service will be held at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Bentonville…
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