The first Walmart store is opened by Sam Walton on July 2, 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Thirty-two years later, Walmart acquired 122 Woolco stores in Canada and Walmart Canada was born. Throughout our 20 year history, Walmart Canada continues to expand with over 400 locations operating across the country and employing 95,000 associates. Sam Walton’s vision of saving people money so they can live better is the driving force behind everything we do. with the intention of helping customers save money to live better.
Walmart opens its 24th store, accounting for $12.7 million generated in sales!
Walmart is officially incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The Walmart Foundation is established to make a positive impact in the communities Walmart serves.
The first Walmart Supercentre is opened in Washington, Mo., combining general merchandise and a full-scale supermarket to provide a one-stop shopping convenience.
Walmart opens its first Canadian store after acquiring the 122-store Woolco division of Woolworth Canada.
Walmart Canada is ranked by Strategy Magazine as the best store for customer service and value for money.
For the third year in a row, a Canadian store is selected as Walmart’s International Store of the Year.
With more than 1.1 million associates worldwide, Walmart becomes the world’s largest private employer.
Walmart Canada opens its first Supercentres in Stouffville, Ontario, London, Ontario and Ancaster, Ontario, offering fresh food combined with general merchandise for the broadest selection of products under one roof at unbeatable prices.