BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week food sales are growing at more than double the rate of overall sales. The company said overall sales jumped 15.5% to a record $52.7 billion for the third quarter ended Oct. 31 and rose 14% to $153.6 billion for the nine-month period, while food sales at supercenters grew by 34% for the quarter and 35% for the year to date, according to Tom Schoewe, chief financial officer. Net income climbed 8.2% to a record $1.5 billion for the ...
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