Wal-Mart Sees Happy Holidays

Wal-Mart Stores said the fresh food category a major driver of increased comparable-store sales during the third quarter ended Oct. 31 will be a big part of the company's year-end holiday merchandising. The company recently launched Operation Main Street, a seven-week price-reduction initiative for the holidays that spans the entire range of offerings. These are difficult times,

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said the fresh food category — a major driver of increased comparable-store sales during the third quarter ended Oct. 31 — will be a big part of the company's year-end holiday merchandising.

The company recently launched “Operation Main Street,” a seven-week price-reduction initiative for the holidays that spans the entire range of offerings.

“These are difficult times, but these are Wal-Mart times, and I feel optimistic about th

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