WAL-MART MAPS OUT ITS FOREIGN EXPANSION

NEW YORK -- Young, underserved populations, along with economies that are for the most part gaining steam, in Latin America and Asia will keep the focus of Wal-Mart's near-term international expansion on those regions.That was the word from a spokesman for the world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., who detailed Wal-Mart Stores' plans to launch 30 to 34 new foreign stores this year,

NEW YORK -- Young, underserved populations, along with economies that are for the most part gaining steam, in Latin America and Asia will keep the focus of Wal-Mart's near-term international expansion on those regions.

That was the word from a spokesman for the world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., who detailed Wal-Mart Stores' plans to launch 30 to 34 new foreign stores this year, including supercenters, Sam's Clubs and discount stores.

Those openings will inc

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