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"Next Generation Walmart"

"let's Look Ahead 20 Years From Now"

"If we work together ... we'll lower the cost of living for everyone. We'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better life."

Sam Walton said those words almost 20 years ago. Isn't it amazing that he could see that far ahead? At that time, we weren't even in all 50 states.

But Sam understood the power of our model. He understood the strength of our mission. And he understood people and their common aspirations everywhere. Whether a family is sitting around a kitchen table in Guangdong, Guatemala, or my home state of Georgia, they all want a better life.

The question for each of us almost a generation later: Can we live up to Sam Walton's global vision? Can we give people around the world the opportunity to save money and live better?

The progress we've made around the world is incredible. I think even Sam would be surprised by how far and how fast we've come.

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