Walmart is happy to be part of the Everett community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, Sept. 13. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Johnson and enjoy fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.
It's no secret that Walmart is the nation's largest retailer and that the family who owns Walmart, the Waltons, are mega-billionaires worth more , but what you might not know is that Walmart is the the largest private employer in the United States employing over 1.3 million workers.
In 1994, Walmart acquired 91 PACE Membership Warehouse clubs from Kmart and 122 Woolco stores in Canada. It opened 3 value clubs in Hong Kong. By 1995, Walmart had 1,995 discount stores, 239 Supercenters, 433 and 276 international stores and 675,000 associates. Walmart expanded into its 50th state – Vermont, and expanded into South America, with three new units in Argentina and five in Brazil. In 1996, the company entered the Chinese market through a joint-venture agreement.