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Walmart changing legal name as its digital strategy ramps up

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Walmart changing legal name as its digital strategy ramps up

Walmart on Wednesday announced it will change the company's legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc effective Feb. 1, 2018. The move is to reflect that shopping doesn't just take place in retail stores, but customers also want to shop online, on their mobile device, or through pickup and delivery. "Whether it's in our stores, on our sites, with our apps, by using their voice or whatever comes next, there is just one Walmart as far as our customers are concerned," Doug McMillon, president and CEO at Walmart, wrote in a blog post. Walmart says each week, over 260 million customers visit its 11,600 stores in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. In October, the retailer revealed it expects