History of Walmart

This article covers the history of Walmart, the large international discount retail chain.

In 1950, Walton purchased a store from Luther E. Harrison in Bentonville, Arkansas, and opened Walton's 5 & 10. Thus, the Ozark Mountain town of 2,900 residents would become the headquarters for the world's largest retailer.

In 1962 Walton invested 95% of the capital to open the first Walmart store.

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