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6 Ways Walmart Made its Mark in Retail History

By Alan Dranow, Sr. Director, Walmart Heritage Group

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, associates just like these have not only helped us serve customers all across America – they’ve also… Read More

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A Special Bond Between Walmart and Associates

By Alan Dranow, Sr. Director, Walmart Heritage Group

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 of Associate Week and the Shareholders Meeting.  They made the journey because visiting… Read More

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A Message from Our Chairman - Nearly 30 Years Ago

By Anna Taylor, Director, Walmart Digital Communications

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 customers are the most important part of our business. Here's the original article by Sam Walton that… Read More

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Shareholders T-Shirts Are a Big Deal, Eh?

By Anna Taylor, Director, Walmart Digital Communications

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,… Read More

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Then and Now: 1984 vs. 2014

By Walmart Staff

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 gym where the big event took place. A lot has changed since then, both with the Shareholders meeting… Read More

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