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  • Wal Mart Stores
    400 words
    On July 2, 1962 Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas. At the time, the discount industry was fairy young and nobody wanted to take the risk and invest in the first Wal-Mart. However, Sam Walton was convinced that consumers would flock to a discount store with a wide variety of merchandise and friendly customer service. (1 a) Therefore, Sam Walton invested about 95 percent of money needed to start the company and placed everything he owned on the line. By 1969 Wal-Mart b...
  • Name Wal Mart
    486 words
    Wal-Mart, the world's top retail store wasn't always so big. Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart saw the opportunity to open a business and later became America's richest man. Competing against the biggest business to date Walton success is still apparent in today's economy with stores all over the world. I believe Sam Walton is the world's greatest entrepreneur because of his success. At an early age of 40 Walton had already owned 15 variety stores. As discount stores started opening around tow...
  • Sam's First Job
    472 words
    Sam Walton is an American icon. When we think of discount stores, we think of Sam Walton. Poor boy makes good can describe Sam Walton. He came from a poor background, to become a successful businessman and the richest man in the United States. Sam Walton ruled the discount retail market. Sam was born in Kingfisher Oklahoma in 1918 on the family farm. When Sam was growing up he helped his family by doing odd jobs for money. He did everything from selling magazine subscriptions to selling milk fro...
  • Hall Mark Of Wal Mart And Sam
    3,029 words
    Sam Walton: A Man of Innovation When Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in 1962, it was the beginning of an American success story that no one could have predicted. A small-town merchant who had operated variety stores in Arkansas and Missouri, Walton was convinced that consumers would flock to a discount store with a wide array of merchandise and friendly service. Hence, Wal-Mart's mission is to deliver big-city discounting to small-town America. From humble, hard-working roots, Sam Wal...
  • Walton's Letters To His Sister
    421 words
    The story begins with and is enveloped by Walton's letters to his sister. His sister is very close to him; as can be seen by the affection terms used for her and the comfort level that Walton has with her; terms such as "dear sister" and "my sister". This relationship that Walton has with his sister is placed on the reader through his expressions and use of language. The reader is forced into the role of a character that already has some developments. Walton's sister is a character that exists p...
  • Sam Store
    2,103 words
    Sam Walton was born on March 29, 1918 to Thomas Gibson and Nancy Lee Walton near Kingfisher, Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, they owned and lived on a farm until 1923. The Walton's then decided that the farm was not profitable enough to raise a family on. So, Sam and Jame's (Sam's younger brother born in 1921) dad decided he would go back to being a Farm Loan Appraiser. Once this job started the Walton family moved out of Oklahoma and moved from town to town in Missouri. This would traumatize most childr...

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