Wal-Mart Inc. sales show retail bright spot: October up 11.3 percent

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported net sales for the four-week period ending Nov. 1, 2002, of $18.497 billion.
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported net sales for the four-week period ending Nov. 1, 2002, of $18.497 billion, an increase of 11.3 percent over the $16.616 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Sales for the 39-week period were $174.600 billion, an increase of 12.1 percent over the $155.785 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Wal-Mart stores themselves had sales in the four-week period of $11.770 billion, up 12.7 percent over sales of $10.443 billion in the similar prior-year period. The division's sales for the 39 weeks of $112.277 billion were up 13.6 percent over the $98.818 billion in the similar prior-year period. For more, go to: www.walmartstores.com

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