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Connected to WalMart

Many of Marathon Global's team grew up around the big retail world in Northwest Arkansas. Beginning in 1972, John Phillips served as President and CEO of The Phillips Company, owners and operators of Arkansas supermarkets, Phillips Food Centers and Food 4 Less Stores. John and his team of associates developed the family business into the largest privately held retail business in Arkansas before selling to Walmart Stores, Inc. in 1991. In 1998 John Phillips founded Marathon Global, a Northwest Arkansas based consumer products consulting, sales, and marketing company. MG has grown to become a successful leader in the vendor community in support of Walmart Stores and Sam's Clubs. 


There are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. Be a giver...
— Harlon Phillips, The Phillips Company