• 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 .

Walmart Locator: Directory of Stores in the United States


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.


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.