The Wal-Mart division's sales for the four-week period were $10.443 billion, up 14.4 percent over sales of $9.131 billion in the similar prior-year period.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the four-week period ending Nov. 2, 2001, of $16.616 billion, an increase of 14.6 percent over the $14.503 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Sales for the 39-nine week period were $155.785 billion, an increase of 13.6 percent over the $137.197 billion in the similar period in the prior year.

The Wal-Mart division's sales for the four-week period were $10.443 billion, up 14.4 percent over sales of $9.131 billion in the similar prior-year period. The division's sales for the 39 weeks of $98.818 billion were up 13.6 percent over the $86.974 billion in the similar prior-year period.

SAM'S CLUB sales for the four-week period were $2.300 billion, up 13.1 percent over sales of $2.033 billion in the similar prior-year period. Club sales for the 39 weeks of $21.132 billion were up 9.5 percent over the $19.295 billion in the similar prior-year period.

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

4 Weeks 39 Weeks
This Year Last Year This Year Last Year
Wal-Mart 6.3% 3.0% 5.6% 5.9%
SAM'S CLUB 8.3% 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
Total Company 6.7% 3.4% 5.7% 5.9%

As of Oct. 31, 2001, the company had 1,637 Wal-Mart stores, 1,059 Supercenters, 492 SAM'S CLUBS and 26 Neighborhood Markets in the United States. Internationally, the company operated units in Argentina (11), Brazil (22), Canada (186), China (15), Germany (93), Korea (9), Mexico (533), Puerto Rico (17) and United Kingdom (247). Wal-Mart employs more than 1 million associates in the United States. and 282,000 internationally. Its securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges.