Wal-Mart Ashland KY
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Wal-Mart at a Glance
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world's largest retailer. Wal-mart
employs more than 1.3 million associates worldwide through more than 3,200
facilities in the United States and more than 1,100 units in Mexico, Puerto
Rico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, China, Korea, Germany and the United Kingdom.
More than 100 million customers per week visit Wal-Mart stores worldwide.
Wal-Mart Retail Divisions
Guided by founder Sam Walton's passion for customer satisfaction and "Every
Day Low Prices," Wal-Mart's four retail divisions -- Wal-Mart Supercenters,
Discount Stores, Neighborhood Markets and SAM'S CLUB warehouses -- offer a wide
variety of quality merchandise to consumers around the world.
1962: first Wal-Mart in Rogers, Ark., opens. 1969: company incorporated as
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 1970: first distribution center and home office in
Bentonville, Ark. open; Wal-Mart goes public on the New York Stock Exchange.
1979: annual sales top $1 billion. 1983: SAM'S CLUB warehouse concept
introduced. 1988: first Supercenter opens. 1991: first international unit opens
in Mexico City.
By the turn of the century Wal-Mart had been named "Retailer of the Century"
by Discount Store News; made FORTUNE magazine's lists of the "Most Admired
Companies in America" and the "100 Best Companies To Work For;" and was ranked
on Financial Times' "Most Respected in the World" list. In 2002, Wal-Mart became
No. 1 on the FORTUNE 500 list and was presented with the Ron Brown Award for
Corporate Leadership, a presidential award that recognizes companies for
outstanding achievement in employee and community relations. In 2003, Wal-Mart
was named FORTUNE magazine's Most Admired Company in America.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. empowers its associates to serve the needs of their
communities through its Good.Works. initiative. Wal-Mart Stores,
Inc., contributed millions of dollars to support communities and local
Wal-Mart stock trades on the New York and Pacific Stock Exchanges under the
ticker symbol WMT.