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Walton's Walmart1 Walmart2 Walmart3
1950–1962 1962–1964 1964–1968 1968–1981
 
Wal-Mart logo 1981 Walmartlogoprototype Wal-Mart 1992 Walmart 2008
1981–1992 1991 (prototype logo) 1992–2008 2008–present


Walton's

1950–1962

Walton's

Sam Walton named his first store Walton's due to a lease of a previous franchise expiring.

Walmart (first era)

1962–1964

Walmart Logo 1962

Sam Walton named his new stores WALMART. The Walmart name was presented in just about any front/style available to the printer

Wal-Mart

1964–1985

1964–1968

Walmart2

In 1964, the hyphen (dash) was added between the L and the M, and the font was changed as well.

1968–1985

Walmart3

1985–2008

1985–1997

Wal-Mart logo 1981

In 1985, the Walmart logo changed color to brown, and the font was changed as well.

1991 (prototype)

Walmartlogoprototype

In 1991, Walmart rolled out several prototype locations using a logo with a star instead of a hyphen and an entirely different typeface. This logo was only used on storefronts (all now closed or remodeled) and a small amount of in-store branding.

1997–2008

Wal-Mart 1992

In 1997, Walmart changed logo color to blue, and replaced the hyphen with a star. This is still used on semi trucks and some stores.

Wal-MartSupercenter1992

Logo for Wal-Mart supercenters, hypermarkets introduced in the mid 90's. These logos are still used at some locations.

Walmart (second era)

2008–present

Walmart 2008

A new logo with a new font was first used in late 2008. It was decided that only the W would be upper-case and the rest would be lower-case. A yellow 'spark' or 'sunshine' was added to the logo as well.

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Updated logo for Walmart Supercenters, though this logo has been phased out on newer supercenters, now being branded simply Walmart.

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