BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores reported this week that sales of grocery products exceeded half of all its sales for the first time in 2009. In its annual 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the discounter, based here, cited 51% of sales from groceries in the most recently ended fiscal year, vs. 49% in the preceding year. Sales of hardlines and apparel each fell by 1% compared with the preceding year, to 11% and 10%, respectively. Sales in the entertainment ...
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