BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter same-store sales fell more than expected in the U.S. as the company continued to struggle with "pricing and merchandising issues." Same-store sales were down 1.1% in the U.S., excluding fuel, but including a 2.7% gain at Sam's Club. Total U.S. sales were down 0.5% for the quarter and up 0.1% for the full year. "Sales for Walmart U.S. were below our expectations for the fourth quarter," said Michael T. Duke, ...
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