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50 Years and Counting (Down)?

One of the many problems of getting older is that more and more anniversaries seem to come along and the numbers associated with them get ever more troubling. Next year for example my University will have been announced formally for … Continue reading

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It was 50 years ago today …

… that Sam Walton opened his first store in the chain that became Wal-Mart. On the 2nd July 1962, Wal-Mart store #1 opened in Rogers, Arkansas. This was not Sam Walton’s first foray into retailing – indeed he had been … Continue reading

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