Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. It also owns and operates Sam’s Club retail warehouses. As of October 31, 2019, Walmart has 11,438 stores and clubs in 27 countries, operating under 55 different names.
The company operates under the name Walmart in the United States and Canada, as Walmart de México y Centroamérica in Mexico and Central America, as Asda in the United Kingdom, as the Seiyu Group in Japan, and as Best Price in India. It has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Chile, Canada, and South Africa.
The Walmart logo comprises of an asterisk or flower, which typifies the excellence, friendliness and innovation of the retail giant. The logo also symbolizes the “organic” nature and eco-friendly philosophy of the company, while creating an immediate, meaningful impact.
The blue color in the Walmart symbolizes excellence and reliability, whereas the yellow color stands for joy, optimism and prosperity.
The Walmart logo features a rounded custom typeface.
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