• The inside of a Walmart store is seen.
  • Walmart plans to start the service on March 26 in 3,100 Walmart stores across the nation.
  • 1962On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Ark.
  • There are 4,364 Walmart stores in the United States, according to the company’s .

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Wal-Mart has guided for same-store-sales growth of about 1% for Walmart stores in the U.S. and slightly positive for Sam’s Club, excluding fuel. The FactSet consensus is for growth of 0.9%.

Walmart Stores said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.

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Walmart store closures leave small towns with little options

According to Jennifer Dwyer, a community activist, a majority of the community oppose making a Walmart store the anchor tenant in the shopping center. To combat Wal-Mart’s efforts, Dwyer circulated a petition, which has accumulated more than 300 signatures. The petition cites safety and traffic concerns, as well as concern that a Walmart store will create a net loss in jobs for the community.