Walmart: Where It All Began
Nowadays Walmart is one of the world’s largest companies, but it began its history with a small store chain called Wal-Mart Discount City in 1962 in Arkansas. Sam Moore Walton bought his first franchise store in 1945 and by the end of the 1950s, with his brother he already had nine franchise stores in this chain. Seeing good results, he decided to offer store owners to open large shopping malls with wholesale prices in small cities. After receiving a refusal, Sam arrived at a decision to set up a business on his own, which made him America’s richest man in 1985-1988, according to Forbes magazine.
In 1987, the company opened the first Hypermart in the United States, which was not only a supermarket but also included restaurants, banks, playgrounds, etc. But such format turned to be ineffective, and in the 1990s the company developed smaller Wal-Mart Supercenters with 10,000 m2. By the end of the 1990s, Walmart was an international chain with more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada, China, Brazil, Germany, and Great Britain.
Inside the Walmart
Today Walmart retail chain has more than 11,000 stores including Supermarkets and Minimarkets in 27 countries all over the world and sells not only food but also clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, and household supplies, books and music, toys, games, and even pharmacy, as well as health supplements. But a huge variety of products is not the only advantage of the chain stores, the current catalog and flyers allowed customers to stay informed about all Walmart weekly ads and sales. The company also offers buyers a number of different features to make shopping easier and faster, so you can save your time and money:
- Walmart Grocery. Life became easier with Walmart! Now you can order your grocery list online and pick it up fresh and packed the same day at the nearest store. Or do your shopping and order a delivery to your door.
- Pickup. Going shopping after the whole workday is not the best thing in everyone’s life. But sometimes there are such situations, when it is necessary to buy something immediately on the same day, for example, a gift. Just order it online at Walmart and visit your store to pick it up.
- Next Day Delivery. Enjoy life benefits with Walmart’s free and fast shipping on orders over 35 dollars. But make sure that a product is eligible for delivering.
Most stores are usually open daily from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m, but check this information about the local store before shopping.
Every Walmart store provides a gift card service, which is right on time on holidays! If you want to make someone a present, but don’t know exactly what to buy, there is no need to guess, a gift card is the best solution! It allows choosing everything among a huge variety of products. It is easy to buy and to activate cards at the nearest store, but there is also a possibility to buy an eGift card, which makes things even easier.
Diversity of products and goods, as well as a huge number of Walmart everyday deals, make the chain store the most favorite and popular all over the world. But it is not so easy to keep it all in mind. Our service collects all the newest ads and catalogs in one place to bring you even more joy from shopping!