A Year of Exciting Events
Fifty years ago, Sam Walton opened the doors to the first Walmart store and started helping people save money so they could live better. While the actual anniversary date is July 2, 2012, we will be celebrating this event all year long. The first 50 years have created a company rich in culture and we want to recognize everything and everyone that has made Walmart … “Walmart.”
There will be numerous events and activities planned throughout 2012 to recognize this historic milestone. Celebrations will vary from Northwest Arkansas-based events to customized celebrations by stores, clubs, and offices around the world. You can use this site and the tools available to keep up with what is happening. The online calendar of events will display the date, time and location of the events, as well as any additional details you might need or want.
Some of the events featured as part of the 50th anniversary celebration will be available via live stream on this site. A video archive of all live stream events and any events captured on video will be available as well.
We encourage you to get involved in any way that you can. Thank you for keeping our culture alive and strong. This is what has helped drive Walmart for the first 50 years, and it is what will carry us through the next 50 years.