YEAR IN REVIEW

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here continued to step up its penetration of the retail food business this year, when for the first time ever volume at the company's supercenters surpassed that at the discount stores.Wal-Mart also began rolling out supercenters in the U.K., opening its first Asda-Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bristol in July. In other moves abroad, the company increased its investment

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here continued to step up its penetration of the retail food business this year, when for the first time ever volume at the company's supercenters surpassed that at the discount stores.

Wal-Mart also began rolling out supercenters in the U.K., opening its first Asda-Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bristol in July. In other moves abroad, the company increased its investment in Mexico and voiced "disappointment" at the results from its stores in Germany.

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