Grocery, Easter Sales Pace Wal-Mart Gain

U.S. sales at Wal-Mart Stores increased by 5% in April, ahead of its own forecast, as consumers sought value in shopping for Easter items and groceries. The results included a 5.9% comparable-store sales increase at Wal-Mart stores and a 0.3% comp increase at the Sam’s Club warehouse division.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — U.S. sales at Wal-Mart Stores here increased by 5% in April, ahead of its own forecast, as consumers sought value in shopping for Easter items and groceries. The results included a 5.9% comparable-store sales increase at Wal-Mart stores and a 0.3% comp increase at the Sam’s Club warehouse division.

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