There's a change coming to the Wal-Mart name in 2018 and it will include the stores in Tuscaloosa and Northport.

The company announced that it will shift more towards its e-commerce platform by dropping the hyphen and 'stores' from the name. You'll no longer see 'Wal-Mart Stores' on the building or the signs beginning February 1.

"As time goes on, customers will increasingly just think of and see one Walmart,” Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and CEO, said in a statement.

Ultimately the change won't impact anything beyond the look of the superstore, but it will erase a long-standing name that first launched nearly 50 years ago. The company incorporated in 1969 under the name Wal-Mart, Inc, and added the word 'stores' just three months later.

Many of the stores around the country have already started changing the signage so you might not even notice a change when it all happens.

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