BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores here last week said its December same-store sales were at the low end of expectations and that earnings for the fourth quarter, which ends this month, would also be at the low end of its projected range. In a pre-recorded call discussing its results, the company said comp-store sales for the five-week period ended Dec. 31 were up 2.2% over year-ago levels, including a 1.9% gain at its Wal-Mart Stores division, which includes discount stores, supercenters ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.