1962: Sam Walton (right) opens first store in Rogers, Ark. 1969: Wal-Mart opens first stores outside Arkansas — in Sikeston, Mo., and Claremore, Okla. 1970: Company moves home office to Bentonville, Ark., and opens first distribution center there. 1975: Sam Walton introduces “Wal-Mart cheer.” Company has 125 stores with sales of $340.3 million. 1978: Wal-Mart opens first in-store pharmacies. 1979: Company achieves annual sales of $1 billion-plus for first time ...

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