Pet Food Recalls, Weather Sink Wal-Mart Sales

Wal-Mart Stores here yesterday said its U.S. same-store sales for the month of April slid 3.5% after the widespread recalls of dog and cat food and weak apparel sales impacted by cool weather.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here yesterday said its U.S. same-store sales for the month of April slid 3.5% after the widespread recalls of dog and cat food and weak apparel sales impacted by cool weather. It was the company’s worst performance in 28 years, according to reports. Wal-Mart said an earlier Easter season this year also resulted in weaker comparisons for April. Grocery categories overall performed well, however, the company said, singling out bread, dairy, produce and froze

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