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Sam’s Show: The Spectacle of Wal-Mart’s 1988 Shareholders’ Meeting

by George Waldon 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Standing here in northwest Arkansas amid the appreciative gathering with sky blue “What’s Important Is You” banners hanging from the rafters and scoreboard, the messes is clear: God, America, Wal-Mart. Welcome to the pageantry and spectacle of Sam Walton’s capitalism rally — the 1988 Wal-Mart Shareholders’ Meeting — touted as the largest shareholders’ meeting in America, if not the world.

Warren Stephens: Inside the Wal-Mart Culture

by Gwen Moritz 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's corporate culture has kept alive Sam Walton's style of frugality.

After Sam: Did Wal-Mart Lose Its Way After Walton Died?

by Mark Friedman 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Some put the blame of stagnant domestic same-store sales on Wal-Mart’s management team, saying it has drifted away from Walton’s essential philosophy of offering the lowest price.

Founded by Sam Walton, Modernized by Lee Scott

by Gwen Moritz 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The man who wrote the book on Wal-Mart says former Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott brought Sam Walton’s mid-20th century idea into the 21st century

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.

NWA Naturals Open Season, Gov. Mike Beebe To Throw Out First Pitch

by NWA Naturals Media Relations 4/7/2011 3:23 pm

The Naturals have finalized the schedule of pre-game festivities at Arvest Ballpark for tonight’s opener against the San Antonio Missions, featuring a celebration of the team’s 2010 Texas League Championship. Fans are encouraged to enter the ballpark and take their seats by 5:45, as at that time the Naturals’ mascot Strike will make his annual entrance into the ballpark to kick off the ceremonies. Immediately thereafter, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass and Poldberg will address the fans in attendance.

Kansas City Royals

by Tre Baker 12/20/2010 9:50 am

KC doesn't surprise many by not staying in the hunt.