Texarkana area Wal-Mart stores are joining Wal-Mart stores across the nation in a name change, but it is something most people will not notice.
As of February 1 all Wal-Mart stores will ne just Walmart, the hyphen will be removed.
Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon said, according to USA Today.


While our legal name is used in a limited number of places, we felt it was best to have a name that was consistent with the idea that you can shop us however you like as a customer.  As time goes on, customers will increasingly just think of and see one Walmart.

But why the name change? It has alot with the growing popularity of online shopping.

Managing Director of Retail Consultancy Global Data Neil Saunders, told USA Today.

It signals that the way in which Walmart sees itself has shifted, and it wants to ensure that view is communicated to others, It might focus minds internally and help aid understanding of what Walmart is trying to do as it moves into the future.

For most of us, the change has happened and it went mostly unnoticed.