NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores has added back between 300 and 400 items in the grocery category alone that were eliminated as the company sought to reduce inventory and focus on growth categories, Thomas W. Schoewe, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Bentonville, Ark.-based chain, told investors at a conference here sponsored by William Blair & Co. "We've done our best to rationalize out the products that weren't rapid growers while still making sure we have the ...

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