INTERNATIONAL DIVISION DRIVES SALES AT WAL-MART

SAN FRANCISCO -- The international segment is Wal-Mart Stores' newest and largest business, making up 19% of sales, said Joseph Fitzsimmons, senior vice president of finance and treasurer at Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., during a presentation at a Banc of America Securities investor conference here last week.Fitzsimmons also said carving out Wal-Mart's international sales as a separate business would

SAN FRANCISCO -- The international segment is Wal-Mart Stores' newest and largest business, making up 19% of sales, said Joseph Fitzsimmons, senior vice president of finance and treasurer at Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., during a presentation at a Banc of America Securities investor conference here last week.

Fitzsimmons also said carving out Wal-Mart's international sales as a separate business would make it No. 25 on the Fortune 500 in terms of sales.

"So the issue isn't that

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