Walmart

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Walmart Inc. (formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.wikipedia
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Sam Walton

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The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. In 1945, businessman and former J. C. Penney employee Sam Walton bought a branch of the Ben Franklin stores from the Butler Brothers.
was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club.

Bentonville, Arkansas

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Walmart Inc. (formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The city is the birthplace and world headquarters of Walmart, the world's largest retailer.

Sam's Club

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It also owns and operates Sam's Club retail warehouses.
Sam's West, Inc. (doing business as Sam's Club) is an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart Inc., founded in 1983 and named after Walmart founder Sam Walton.

Asda

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The company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de México y Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as the Seiyu Group in Japan, and as Best Price in India.
It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 1999 when it was acquired by the American retail giant Walmart for £6.7 billion.

List of largest companies by revenue

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Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue, with US$514.405 billion, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2019.
American retail corporation Walmart has been the world's largest company by revenue since 2014, with US$514 billion in revenue in 2019.

Seiyu Group

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The company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de México y Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as the Seiyu Group in Japan, and as Best Price in India.
Seiyu GK or Seiyu Group, is a Japanese group of supermarkets, shopping centers and department stores owned by Walmart.

Arkansas

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Within its first five years, the company expanded to 24 stores in Arkansas and reached US$12.6million in sales.
Notable people from the state include politician and educational advocate William Fulbright; former president Bill Clinton, who also served as the 40th and 42nd governor of Arkansas; general Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander; Walmart founder and magnate Sam Walton; singer-songwriters Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, Jimmy Driftwood, and Glen Campbell; actor-filmmaker, Billy Bob Thornton; poet C. D. Wright; and physicist William L. McMillan, who was a pioneer in superconductor research.

Rogers, Arkansas

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On July 2, 1962, Walton opened the first Walmart Discount City store at 719 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas.
Rogers was the location of the first Walmart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville.

Fortune Global 500

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Walmart is the world's largest company by revenue, with US$514.405 billion, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2019.

Walmart de México y Centroamérica

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The company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de México y Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as the Seiyu Group in Japan, and as Best Price in India.
Walmart de México y Centroamérica, also known as Walmex, is the Mexican and Central American Walmart division.

David Glass (businessman)

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In 1988, Walton stepped down as CEO and was replaced by David Glass.
David Dayne Glass (born September 2, 1935 ) is the former president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He is also the former owner and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Royals.

Kmart

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While it was the third-largest retailer in the United States, Walmart was more profitable than rivals Kmart and Sears by the late 1980s.
Under the leadership of executive Harry Cunningham, S.S. Kresge Company opened the first Kmart-named store on March 1, 1962, in Garden City, Michigan, just four months before the first Walmart opened.

Sears

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While it was the third-largest retailer in the United States, Walmart was more profitable than rivals Kmart and Sears by the late 1980s.
In the 1980s and earlier, Sears was the largest retailer in the United States until Walmart and Kmart surpassed Sears in sales in 1990.

J. C. Penney

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In 1945, businessman and former J. C. Penney employee Sam Walton bought a branch of the Ben Franklin stores from the Butler Brothers.
Walton later went on to found future retailer Walmart in 1962.

Lee Scott (businessman)

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In 2000, H. Lee Scott became Walmart's President and CEO as the company's sales increased to $165billion.
Harold Lee Scott Jr. is an American businessman who served as the third chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., from January 2000 to January 2009.

Toys "R" Us

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With the contribution of its superstores, the company surpassed Toys "R" Us in toy sales in 1998.
Blaming market pressures (primarily competition from Walmart and Target), Toys "R" Us considered splitting its toy and baby businesses.

Historical components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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In 1997, Walmart was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Bonobos (apparel)

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On June 16, 2017, Walmart agreed to acquire the men's apparel company Bonobos for $310 million in an effort to expand its fashion holdings.
Bonobos is an e-commerce-driven apparel subsidiary of Walmart headquartered in New York City that designs and sells men's clothing.

Walton family

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It is a publicly traded family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family.
The majority of their wealth derives from the heritage of Bud and Sam Walton, who were the co-founders of the world's largest retailer, Walmart.

Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon, Walmart's CEO, said, "We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders."
Carl Douglas McMillon (born October 17, 1966) is an American businessman, and the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Walmart Inc. He sits on the retailer's board of directors.

Criticism of government response to Hurricane Katrina

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While the company was overall lauded for its quick response amidst criticism of FEMA, several critics were quick to point out that there still remained issues with the company's labor relations.
In other instances of FEMA asserting its authority to only ultimately make things worse, FEMA officials turned away three Wal-Mart trailer trucks loaded with water, prevented the Coast Guard from delivering 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and on Saturday they cut the Jefferson Parish emergency communications line, leading the sheriff to restore it and post armed guards to protect it from FEMA.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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In 1997, Walmart was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Hypermart USA

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A similar concept, Hypermart USA, had opened a year earlier in Garland, Texas.
Hypermart USA was a demonstrator project operated by Walmart in the 1980s and 1990s, which attempted to combine groceries and general merchandise under one roof at a substantial discount.

Target Corporation

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The new logo received mixed reviews from design critics who questioned whether the new logo was as bold as those of competitors, such as the Target bullseye, or as instantly recognizable as the previous company logo, which was used for 18 years.
When comparing itself with rival Walmart Supercenter hypermarkets, then-chief executive Gregg Steinhafel opined that Walmart operates like "a grocer that happens to also sell general merchandise," where in contrast its less aggressive expansion of SuperTarget stores is indicative of their position that the grocery industry as a "high-impact, low-cost" side project.

Pennsylvania

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Prior to the summer of 1990, Walmart had no presence on the West Coast or in the Northeast (except for a single Sam's Club in New Jersey which opened in November 1989), but in July and October that year, it opened its first stores in California and Pennsylvania, respectively.
As in the US as a whole and in most states, the largest private employer in the Commonwealth is Walmart, followed by the University of Pennsylvania.