MEXICO CITY -- In the race to export its retail presence beyond the U.S. borders, Wal-Mart Stores is ahead of rival Kmart Corp. But Troy, Mich.-based Kmart continues to push ahead with its concepts internationally. A prime area to watch is Mexico, where Wal-Mart already operates 96 stores -- including 63 conventional discount stores, 11 supercenters and 22 Sam's Clubs -- since joining forces three years ago with Mexican discount king Cifra. In contrast, Kmart only operates four stores in ...

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