Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the four- week period ending March 2, 2001.


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the four-week period ending March 2, 2001, of $14.885 billion, an increase of 11.8 percent over the $13.316 billion in the similar period in the prior year.


SAM’S CLUB sales for the four-week period were $1.991 billion, up 8.3 percent over sales of $1.838 billion in the similar prior-year period.


Comparable sales for the period ending March 2, 2001, were as follows:






















4 Weeks
This Year Last Year
Wal-Mart 4.0% 6.8%
SAM’S CLUB 5.6% 4.2%
Total Company 4.3% 6.3%

As of February 28, 2001, the company had 1724 Wal-Mart stores, 910 Supercenters, 475 SAM’S CLUBS and 19 Neighborhood Markets in the United States. Internationally, the company operated units in Argentina (11), Brazil (20), Canada (174), China (11), Germany (95), Korea (6), Mexico (501), Puerto Rico (16) and United Kingdom (241). Wal-Mart employs more than 962,000 associates in the U.S. and 282,000 internationally. Its securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges.