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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From Sam Walton: "These are some pretty ordinary rules.
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Sam Walton, one of the divers on the rescue mission, said: "It's a shame."
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"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. "Lee brought a remarkable focus to our mission of saving people money so they could live better and a heightened sensitivity to Wal-Mart's role in the world."