Saving people money to help them live better was the goal that Sam Walton envisioned when he opened the doors to the first Walmart more than 40 years ago. Today, this mission is more important than ever to its customers and members around the world. They work hard every day in all their markets to deliver on this promise. They operate with the same level of integrity and respect that Mr. Sam put in place. It is because of these values and culture that Walmart continues to make a difference in the lives of our customers, members and associates.
Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week. They serve them in the ways they want to be served - in retail outlets, online, and on mobile devices. Walmart operates under 69 different banners in 27 countries. Walmart will have 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion and employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.
Walmart's overall impact on the retail industry and beyond has changed the way business is conducted globally, and increased consumer benefits.