FIRST WAL-MART STORE OPENS IN ROGERS, ARKANSAS (1962)

First Wal-Mart Store Opens in Rogers, Arkansas (1962)

Today the world’s largest corporation, the Walmart chain of superstores was founded by Sam Walton, a former US Army Captain with an economics degree. Walton owned and ran a chain of five-and-dime stores in Arkansas before he opened his first Wal-Mart store in 1962. In the 50 years since, the company, which sells brand-name goods in high volume at low prices, has flourished. It now has 8,500 stores operating in over a dozen countries. What percent of the US population visits a Walmart each week? More… Discuss

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6 responses to “FIRST WAL-MART STORE OPENS IN ROGERS, ARKANSAS (1962)

  1. You know, here in Italy we still don’t have Wal Mart. I don’t know the reason.

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