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In the age of Amazon, Walmart is changing its legal name

Dec. 6, 2017 at 11:06 p.m.

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance,

The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said Wednesday that it will change its legal name to Walmart Inc. from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

It said the move underscores its growing emphasis on serving shoppers in different ways beyond just physical stores but also online, on their mobile devices and through pickup and delivery.

It will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange as "WMT."



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