WAL-MART EXPANDING ABROAD BY GOING LOCAL

CHICAGO -- Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., is pushing to build its presence in international markets with aggressive expansion plans under way through the end of this year."Wal-Mart is planning 208 more international units, which encompass about 29 million square feet of retail space, by the end of this year," said Robert L. Martin, president and chief executive officer of the international division

CHICAGO -- Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., is pushing to build its presence in international markets with aggressive expansion plans under way through the end of this year.

"Wal-Mart is planning 208 more international units, which encompass about 29 million square feet of retail space, by the end of this year," said Robert L. Martin, president and chief executive officer of the international division of Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has taken its discount stores international by sett

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