WALMART is the go-to store for many shoppers across the globe thanks to the wide range of groceries, home goods, clothing and more.
The retailer’s logo is also incredibly easy to spot with its recognizable yellow “flower” design, however, it’s actually much deeper than you think
Before 2008, the Walmart logo featured a star as a hyphen in between the store nameCredit: AFP
The logo was changed to reflect the store’s “renewed sense of purpose”Credit: Getty
Shoppers may remember the days when the Walmart logo was simply the name hyphenated with a star in between “Wal” and “Mart.
But since 2008, the logo is just the unhyphenated store name followed by the yellow flower or burst.
Walmart revealed that its logo isn’t actually a flower, but is a “spark,” and it was inspired by the store’s founder himself.
“It’s a symbol of the spark of inspiration Sam Walton had when he opened his very first store,” according to a company statement obtained by Good Housekeeping.
“It’s a symbol of all of the great ideas that have helped to develop our company over the years. And it’s a symbol of the inspiration that’s inside all of us.”
The company shared that each leg of the spark represents one of Walmart’s key values: customer, respect, integrity, associates, service, and excellence.
Additionally, Walmart said in a statement that the new logo was to symbolize their newly enhanced stores.
“This update to the logo is simply a reflection of the refresh taking place inside our stores and our renewed sense of purpose to help people save money so they can live better.”
Meanwhile, Walmart announced a major update after it was forced to close hundreds of stores – Target and Home Depot are also following suit.
Also, a Walmart shopper found a secret clearance item listed at $897 for just $5 – people always miss out on these crazy deals but it’s easy to find them.
The new logo is a symbol of Walmart founder Sam Walton’s spark of inspirationCredit: Rex