Wal-Mart Looks to Retain Cost-Conscious Shoppers

Wal-Mart Stores said the improvements it is making in its stores will help it to retain the new business it is attracting because of the pressure on shoppers. Some people that didn't shop at Wal-Mart are finding that shopping at Wal-Mart is something that will help them live through this difficult economic time, said Eduardo Castro-Wright, president and chief executive officer

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said the improvements it is making in its stores will help it to retain the new business it is attracting because of the pressure on shoppers.

“Some people that didn't shop at Wal-Mart are finding that shopping at Wal-Mart is something that will help them live through this difficult economic time,” said Eduardo Castro-Wright, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart's U.S. division, told analysts following the company's annual s

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