While representing only one-quarter of total Wal-Mart sales, the international division drove 50% of sales growth --bringing FY2007 growth rates back in line with historical Wal-Mart trends after a dip in FY2006. Growth rates did moderate in the first quarter, FY2008. The U.S. Wal-Mart Stores Division’s FY2007 7.8% growth, albeit solid relative to the industry, continues a steady decline as the primary driver --supercenter expansion --delivers only modest trip growth and fails to expand ...
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