50 Walmart Quotes About Everyone’s Favorite Superstore

Whether or not you are a Walmart shopper, you will enjoy these Walmart quotes.

Walmart Inc is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, and was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The superstore, or hypermarket, was founded in 1960 in Rogers, Arkansas, by Sam Walton and his brother James “Bud” Walton.

The stores were founded when Sam purchased a store that was formerly a Ben Franklin store and started selling products at very low prices, with an eye on selling a high volume.

He believed this business idea would help the consumer and make his stores profitable.

Within the first five years of business, Walmart expanded to 18 stores in Arkansas.

By 1968, Walmart had stores in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Take a few minutes to read these Walmart quotes to learn more about the successful franchise.

Best Walmart Quotes

Here are some of the best Walmart quotes for you to enjoy.

1. “Walmart is the McDonald’s of big-box retailers.” — Charles Fishman

2. “Walmart is like an elephant graveyard for mom-and-pop stores.” — Marc Maron

3. “No one forces you to work at Walmart. Start your own business! Sell something to Walmart!” — Kevin O’Leary

4. “I believe in the ‘Walmart’ school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it.” — Garth Brooks

5. “Walmart is the store where you can get anything you want at any time, day or night, whether you need it or not.” — Tim Allen

6. “Walmart is where you go when you want to see every type of human being in one place.” — Gabriel Iglesias

7. “At Walmart, you can find everything you need to survive a zombie apocalypse. Or to start one.” — Kevin Hart

8. “I would guess that any criticism about Walmart could have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.” — Lee Scott

9. “If Walmart invests a billion dollars and others invest $100 million, Walmart is going to grow more.” — Carlos Slim

10. “I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Walmart’s lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.” — Andrew Young

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Funny Walmart Quotes

These quotes will make you laugh!

11. “Walmart… do they, like, make walls there?”  Paris Hilton

12. “Walmart is like a giant yard sale, but with new stuff.” — Jay Leno

13. “I think there are people living in Walmart dressed up as employees.” — Godfrey

14. “People have to follow their hearts, and if their hearts lead them to Walmart, so be it.” — Maynard James Keenan

15. “You know you’re a redneck if your local Walmart has a valet parking service.” — Jeff Foxworthy

16. “I’ve seen more people excited about cheese samples at Walmart than they are about life.” — Jim Gaffigan

17. “Walmart is the only place where you can buy a gun, a chicken, and a TV all at the same time.” — Larry the Cable Guy

18. “My big places to shop are Wal-Mart and Target – seriously. That is where half of my stuff comes from now.” — Kelly Preston

19. “Walmart is where you go when you want to get the best deals on things you didn’t know you needed.” Ellen DeGeneres

20. “Going to Walmart is like entering another dimension. It’s a weird, parallel universe where nothing makes sense.” — Jim Gaffigan

Sam Walton and Walmart Quotes

Here are some quotes from the founder of the store.

21. “The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say.” — Sam Walton

22. “Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.” — Sam Walton

23. “The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customer.” — Sam Walton

24. “Each Walmart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.” — Sam Walton

25. “Exceed your customer’s expectations. If you do, they’ll come back over and over. Give them what they want – and a little more.” — Sam Walton

26. “If everybody is going it one way, there’s a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.” — Sam Walton

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27. “Maybe I was born to be a merchant; maybe it was fate. I don’t know about that, but I know this for sure: I loved retail from the very beginning.” — Sam Walton

28. “I don’t know what would have happened to Walmart if we had laid low and never stirred up the competition. My guess is that we would have remained a strictly regional operator.” — Sam Walton

29. “At Walmart, if you couldn’t explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page or paper, Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement.” — Michae Bergdahl

30. “You can’t just keep doing what works one time; everything around you is changing. To succeed, stay out in front of change.” — Sam Walton

Walmart Quotes About Business

Learn about Walmart’s business models and beliefs in the following quotes.

31. “Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anybody else.” — Sam Walton

32. “Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore conventional wisdom.” — Sam Walton

33. “To lower prices, we’ve got to keep finding ways to lower our costs.” — Sam Walton

34. “Teach it, preach it, and prove it.” — Sam Walton

35. “Walmart hires average people but squeezes above average performance and results out of them.” — Michael Bergdahl

36. “You affect markups and markdowns by the way that you merchandise. That’s why we prize our merchants at Walmart.” — David Glass

37. “I was always intrigued when I was growing up, and then in engineering school, with the idea of a perpetual machine. I think of the Walmart culture as that.” —- Mike Duke

38. “When customers come to Walmart, they come to buy merchandise… not operations.” — David Glass

39. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” — Sam Walton

40. “You know, without China, there is no Walmart, and without Walmart, there is no middle class and lower class prosperity in the United States.” — Arthur Laffer

Good and Bad Quotes About Walmart

Hear some of the good and bad about the popular store.

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41. “Sometimes cheap is inexpensive. Sometimes it’s cheap.” — Charles Fishman

42. “The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker have been around a lot longer than supermarkets and Walmart.” — Joel Salatin

43. “I’ve never known of Walmart to be a good neighbor in any town it’s ever moved into.” — Steve Earle

44. “I go to Walmart all the time. The one in my hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee, is open 24 hours, so I go there a lot to buy DVDs and stuff like that.” — Taylor Swift

45. “Every time you see the Walmart smiley face, whistling and knocking down the prices, somewhere there’s a factory worker being kicked in the stomach.” — Sherrie Ford

46. “The key to competing and surviving against Walmart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace.” — Michael Bergdahl

47. “You go to Main Street, and Walmart is coming to town and kicking out all the mom-and-pop stores. All the people that were in the mom-and-pop stores are now working for Walmart.” — Dennis Quaid

48. “If you know nothing about maintaining a [lawn] mower, Walmart has helped make that ignorance irrelevant… the lawn mowers at Walmart are cheap enough to be disposable.” — Charles Fishman

49. “More and more Americans are asking about the price that we have to pay when Walmart comes into a community, treats workers poorly, violates immigration laws, and squashes small businesses.” — Anthony Weiner

50. “Walmart doesn’t really care about your faith. Walmart cares if you have money to spend, and it is going to be as generic as possible in exploiting the holiday season for every buck it can make.” — Richard Roeper

What Does the Walmart Franchise Look Like Today?

Walmart has become a national powerhouse and owns the Sam’s Club retail warehouses.

As of 2022, Walmart had 10,586 stores or Sam’s Club locations spread across 24 countries and has become the largest company in the world by revenue.

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