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David D. Glass

Wal-Mart Corporation

1988 - 2000

Retail

1980 b. 1935
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateSouthwest Missouri State University
Personal
Born-Died1935
BirthplaceMissouri (MO)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1980

Glass is credited with leading Wal-Mart through an aggressive expansion program increasing sales ten-fold (from $16 billion to $165 billion), developing the SuperCenter concept combining groceries and general merchandise, and opening hundreds of retail locations across the globe. Glass was an early proponent of automated technology that Wal-Mart has utilized to develop one of the most sophisticated distribution networks in the industry. Under his leadership, Wal-Mart became the largest retailer in the world and the second largest firm on the Fortune 500 list.