There's something of a confessional tone to much of the talk coming out of Arkansas these days. Reeling from two straight years of declining quarterly same-store sales in the U.S., officials at Wal-Mart Stores have pledged to rebound behind many of the tactics that turned the Bentonville, Ark., merchant into the largest company in the world — and which it seemingly turned against in recent years: Build a lot of stores. Watch the bottom line. Stack it high and deep. Sell it cheap ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess 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’sFREE, 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 grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister 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.