About Sam's Club
Our founder Sam Walton was the most notable business leader of his time but no matter how much success he achieved, he never forgot where it all started. Once a humble entrepreneur with a successful five-and-dime, Mr. Sam knew firsthand the challenges of running a small business.
In 1983, he opened the first Sam's Club in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Today, Sam's Club wants to be the most valuable membership club in the world for our members. We have grown to offer solutions not just for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but also for families and everyday living. As the nations eighth largest retailer based on annual net sales, Sams Club serves millions of members at SamsClub.com and 650+ locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Sam's Club also has locations in Brazil, China and Mexico.
Nothing mattered more to Mr. Sam than serving his customers, and it is to this commitment that he attributed his immense success. Our philosophy has always been simple, he once said. We are the agents for our customers. At Sam's Club, we live out his promise by delivering simple savings to our members on items they can trust. Life is better in the club anywhere, anytime.