The 1980 annual report celebrates Walmart’s “billion dollar year.”
A 1981 article in Discount Store News examines Walmart’s growth and strategies. Author Doug Stinson wondered if Walmart could sustain those practices if it grew to around 800–1,000 stores.
Walmart’s success earned Sam the title of “CEO of the Year” from Financial World in 1986.
When Sam became the richest man in America, people took notice. What they found was a simple, down-to-earth man.