Walmart is an American muiltinational retail corporation  that operates as a chainof
nypemarkets discount department stores, and grocery stores. Headquartered  in  
Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was fouinded by Sam Walton in 1962 and
incorprated on October 31  1969. It also owns and operates Sam's Club retail
Warehouse. As of January 31 2018, Walmart has 11.718 stores and clubs in 29
countries, operating under 59 different names. the company operate under the
name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de Mexico Y
Centroamerica in Mexico, and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as
Seiyu Group in Japan, and as Best Price in India,. It has Wholly owneded operations
in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Canada. Walmart is the worl largest company by
revenue - approximately US$480 billion according to Fortune Global 500 list in 2016
- as well as the largest private employer in the world with 2.3 million employees. It
is a publicly traded family - owned  business as the company is controlled by the
Walton family. Sam Walton's heirs own over 50 of Walmart though their  holding
company, Walton Enterprise, and though their individual holdings. Walmart was the
U.S. largest grocery retailer in 2016, and 62.3 percent of Walmarts US$478.614
billion sales came from U.S. operations.The company debuted on the New York
Stock Exchange in 1972. By 1988, Walmart was the most profitable retailer in the
U.S. and by October 1989  it had become the largest in terms of revenue. Orginally
geographically limited to the South and lower Midwest, by the early 1990s the
company had stores from Coast to Coast: the Sam Club operated in New Jersey in
November 1989 and the first California Outlet opened in Lancaster JUly 1990. A
Walmart in York, Pennsyivnia opened in October 1990. the first main store in the
Northeast. Walmart investment outside of Nort America  have seen mixed results:
it's operation in the United Kingdom, South America and China are highly
successful, whereas ventures in Germany and South Korea failed.
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