BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here last week said same-store sales in the U.S. fell 1.1% in the first quarter, excluding fuel, although profits overall grew on strong international growth and other factors. “We recognize we still have work to do, and comp sales growth remains the greatest priority for me and the entire Walmart U.S. team,” said Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer, Wal-Mart, in a prepared statement. “The good news is that the plan [Walmart U.S. President ...
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