DUBLIN, Ireland -- Companies vying to succeed in the new world of Internet commerce might study the history of Wal-Mart for inspiration, according to Rob Voss, executive vice president of merchandising at Priceline.com, Stamford, Conn. Voss, a former executive at Wal-Mart's Sam's Club unit, said that Wal-Mart's sales grew from $235 million in 1975 to about $155 billion today. How did Wal-Mart become the world's largest retailer? "They did it one store at a time and thought outside the ...

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