Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported
net sales for the four week period ended October 27, 2000, of $14,320,000,000,
an increase of 10.1% from the $13,002,000,000 in the similar period in the prior
year. Sales for the thirty-nine week period were $136,685,000,000, an increase
of 18.6% from the $115,296,000,000 in the similar period in the prior year.
Sam’s Club sales for the
four week period were $2,000,000,000, up 9.5% from sales of $1,826,000,000 in
the similar prior year period. Club sales for the thirty-nine weeks of $19,207,000,000,
were up 8.3% from the $17,734,000,000 in the similar prior year period.
Comparable sales for the
periods ended October 27, 2000, were as follows:
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Our third quarter earnings
release is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th. A pre- recorded call offering
additional comments on the quarter will be available to all investors for approximately
36 hours from the time of the release. You may listen to this call by dialing
402-220-3103 after the earnings release appears on the newswire. If this number
is busy, you may dial 973-633-1010.
As of October 31, 2000,
the Company had 1723 Wal-Mart stores, 866 Supercenters, 469 Sam’s Clubs and
15 Neighborhood Markets in the United States. Internationally, the Company operated
units in Argentina (11), Brazil (18), Canada (169), China (8), Germany (95),
Korea (6), Mexico (483), Puerto Rico (15) and United Kingdom (240). Wal-Mart
employs more than 885,000 associates in the U.S. and 255,000 internationally.
Its securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges.