Walmart Just Changed Its Name in Latest Sign of War With Amazon

Finally, Walmart (WMT) .

The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that it will soon be known as Walmart Inc. (no hyphen) as opposed to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The switch-over becomes official February 1.

The move mirrors the company's journey to rebrand itself as more than just a bricks-and-mortar retailer as it turns to digital sales to combat Amazon Inc. (AMZN) . 

"Our customers know us as Walmart and today they shop with us not only in our stores but online and with our app as well," said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. "While our legal name is used in a limited number of places, we felt it was best to have a name that was consistent with the idea that you can shop us however you like as a customer."

Walmart will still trade under the 'WMT' ticker on the NYSE. 

Walmart's official name has been Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. since January 1970. 

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