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  • Wal-Mart Stores reported December net sales of $33.657 billion, an increase of 11.3 percent over the $30.251 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Sales for the forty-eight week period were $237.626 billion, an increase of 11.3 percent over $213.528 billion in the similar period in the prior year.

    The Wal-Mart division reported December sales of $23.106 billion, up 10.2 percent over sales of $20.967 billion in the similar period in the prior year. The division's sales for forty-eight weeks of $161.448 billion were up 10.6 percent over the $146.012 billion in the similar period in the prior year.

    Sam's Club sales for the five-week period were $4.078 billion, up 8.8 percent over sales of $3.747 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Club sales for the forty-eight weeks of $31.900 billion were up 8.6 percent over the $29.372 billion in the similar period in the prior year.

    The International division's sales for the five-week period were $6.473 billion, up 16.9 percent over sales of $5.537 billion in the similar period in the prior year. The division's sales for the forty-eight weeks of $44.278 billion were up 16.1 percent over the $38.144 billion in the similar period in the prior year.


  • Costco Wholesale Corp. reported that December same-store sales rose 11 percent, with total sales for the month up 14 percent to $5.2 billion from $4.58 billion the year before., the company said in a press release Wednesday.

    Costco said US same-store sales were up eight percent, while international same-store sales were up 23 percent.


  • It is expected that when Ahold announces fourth quarter sales tomorrow, it will reveal that sales for the period were down 10 percent from the year before.

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