A retail visionary who grew a small Southern variety store into the world's largest company, Sam Walton's influence continues to reverberate at Wal-Mart — and just about anywhere else that there's business to be done. “Sam Walton's legacy is that he has single-handedly changed retail as we know it in this century,” C. Britt Beamer, chairman of America's Research Group, Charleston, S.C., told SN. That legacy has secured Walton a seat in SN's ...

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