Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the five-week period ending October 5, 2001 of $19.844 billion, an increase of 14.8 percent over the $17.287 billion in the similar period in the prior year.


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Wal-Mart


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the five-week period ending October 5, 2001 of $19.844 billion, an increase of 14.8 percent over the $17.287 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Sales for the thirty five-week period were $139.169 billion, an increase of 13.4 percent over the $122.694 billion in the similar period in the prior year.

The Wal-Mart division's sales for the five-week period were $12.634 billion, up 14.8 percent over sales of $11.009 billion in the similar prior-year period. The division's sales for the thirty- five week period of $88.375 billion were up 13.5 percent over the $77.843 billion in the similar prior-year period.

SAM'S CLUB sales for the five-week period were $2.689 billion, up 9.5 percent over sales of $2.457 billion in the similar prior-year period. Club sales for the thirty-five weeks of $18.832 billion were up 9.1 percent over the $17.262 billion in the similar prior-year period.

Comparable sales for the periods ending October 5, 2001, were as follows:

  5 Weeks 35 Weeks
  This Year Last Year This Year Last Year
Wal-Mart 6.7% 4.7% 5.5% 6.3%
SAM'S CLUB 4.6% 7.7% 5.6% 6.1%
Total Company 6.3% 5.3% 5.5% 6.2%

As of September 30, 2001, the Company had 1651 Wal-Mart stores, 1026 Supercenters, 492 SAM'S CLUBS and 26 Neighborhood Markets in the United States. Internationally, the Company operated units in Argentina (11), Brazil (21), Canada (179), China (15), Germany (93), Korea (9), Mexico (526), Puerto Rico (17) and United Kingdom (247). 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.


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