Sam Walton


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Sam Walton

An American businessman who is best known for founding the Wal-Mart chain. He began in the retail store business in 1945 when he purchased a Ben Franklin franchise. Throughout the 1950s, he opened more franchises until he established the first Wal-Mart in 1962. He was one of the first retailers to always buy from the lowest priced wholesaler; this drove sales higher, which allowed him to negotiate still lower prices from wholesalers. This practice, while controversial, became a staple of Wal-Mart. He also was among the first to offer managers the ability to become limited partners in his stores. Walton lived from 1918 until 1992.
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When you talk about planning, design and costs, there is a lot that needs to take place before we would know the final costs, but a strong emphasis is going to be on supporting a culture of servant leadership that Sam Walton started from day one.
In the early 1960s he was working as a data processing executive at Ben Franklin stores in Chicago when he first met Sam Walton, who tried for more than a decade to recruit him to Walmart.
When Sam Walton died, so did his vision of service and community first.
Jim Walton is the youngest child of WalMart founder Sam Walton and the largest individual shareholder in the said company.
Another Walton family member who has found a place on the top of the list is Alice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton and Christy's sister-in-law.
But if we stay true to the foundation that Sam Walton built, we'll continue to be a better company, a stronger company and a prouder company.
Jim Walton, 64, is the youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.
My dad would have been proud of Lee and his accomplishments," said Rob Walton, chairman of the Wal-Mart board of directors, and the son of founder Sam Walton.
NEWS TEAM FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Top - Jordan Downey, Alice Hawman, Richard Barrass, Esme Stogdale and James Donoghue, Bottom - Jessica Taylor, Eve Nixon, Sam Walton, Lydia O'Connor, Emily-Jean Fox, Abigail Hobson and Georgia Horvath
founder Sam Walton, died on April 19 in her Bentonville home of natural causes.
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True, he wanted to move quickly and decisively, entering the fray with the impact for which Sam Walton had been well known.