BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Despite aggressive holiday plans, Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it anticipates continued pressure on sales. Those pressures were visible in the company’s financial results for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, which saw comparable store sales in the U.S. decline 0.1% overall in the quarter and 0.4% for the year-to-date, driven by a drop of 0.4% in traffic, the company pointed out. Comps at Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores declined 0.3% for the quarter ...
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