Wal-Mart Food Sales Rise With Expanded Selection

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Food sales at Wal-Mart Stores are rebounding along with selection on the once-pared shelves of the mass merchant, officials said in an earnings conference call last week. While comparable-store sales at Wal-Mart's U.S. stores fell for a sixth straight quarter, its food comps were a solid positive, said Bill Simon, Wal-Mart's U.S. president and chief executive officer. Simon noted

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Food sales at Wal-Mart Stores are rebounding along with selection on the once-pared shelves of the mass merchant, officials said in an earnings conference call last week.

While comparable-store sales at Wal-Mart's U.S. stores fell for a sixth straight quarter, its food comps were a “solid positive,” said Bill Simon, Wal-Mart's U.S. president and chief executive officer. Simon noted the

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