Fifty years ago, Sam Walton opened the doors to the first Walmart store. While the actual anniversary date is July 2, 2012, Walmart will celebrate this event all year long in an effort to recognize everything and everyone that has contributed to the rich culture of the company and has made Walmart what it is today. To recognize this historic milestone, celebrations will vary from Northwest Arkansas-based events to customized celebrations by stores, clubs, and offices around the world.
The company’s website, www.walmart50.com, contains an online calendar of events, some of which will be available via live stream on the site. A video archive of all live stream events and any events captured on video will be available as well.