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Family Feud, Katy Perry, and a drone: What it was like to attend the week-long spectacle around Walmart's shareholders meeting

Family Feud, Katy Perry, and a drone: What it was like to attend the week-long spectacle around Walmart's shareholders meeting
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Walmart Shareholders 2016 crowd

Richard Feloni

More than 14,000 people from around the world attended this year's meeting.

There is nothing else in the corporate world like the Walmart Shareholders Meeting.

Friday, June 3, more than 14,000 Walmart employees, executives, and shareholders poured into the University of Arkansas Bud Walton Arena.

Updates on the past fiscal year's performance as well as the company's latest initiatives were interspersed with comedy from "The Late Late Show" host James Corden and musical performances that included Nick Jonas and Katy Perry. And this was all before noon.

Shareholders fly to northwest Arkansas for just this four-hour meeting, but most employees arrive earlier in the week and the media is given a full three-day schedule.

I arrived in Bentonville, where Walmart is based, on the Tuesday ahead of the meeting. Here's what I saw during my four days immersed in the culture of the world's biggest retailer.

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