Wal-Mart’s 50 years:  From Rogers, Ark., to Global Behemoth

Wal-Mart’s 50 years: From Rogers, Ark., to Global Behemoth

1962: Sam Walton (right) opens first store in Rogers, Ark.

1969: Wal-Mart opens first stores outside Arkansas — in Sikeston, Mo., and Claremore, Okla.

1970: Company moves home office to Bentonville, Ark., and opens first distribution center there.

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