Wal-Mart Said to Eye Russian Market

Wal-Mart Stores has joined the Russian retail association and is eying acquisition opportunities in the country, according to reports yesterday.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here has joined the Russian retail association and is eying acquisition opportunities in the country, according to reports yesterday.

In addition, Reuters said Wal-Mart was said to be in talks with Russian chains that were experiencing financial pressures in the down economy.

Wal-Mart previously had disclosed an interest in operating in Russia, but the latest reports indicate it may be closer than ever, thanks in part to the global cr

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