BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, based here, plans to shortly mandate that all of its suppliers become equipped to exchange Web-based EDI (electronic data interchange) documents with the retailer over the next year. Wal-Mart's plans were cited by several sources, including Peter Abell, research director, retail, AMR Research, Boston. Wal-Mart did not respond to requests for comment. Wal-Mart recently announced that it has selected software to send and receive EDI documents over the ...

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