Wal-Mart Reports March Sales

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
 (NYSE:   WMT) reported net sales for the five-week period ending April 6, 2001
 of $18.770 billion, an increase of 11.3 percent over the $16.868 billion in
 the similar period in the prior year.  Sales for the nine-week period were
 $33.655 billion, an increase of 11.5 percent over the $30.184 billion in the
 similar period in the prior year.
     SAM'S CLUB sales for the five-week period were $2.587 billion, up
 6.4 percent over sales of $2.431 billion in the similar prior-year period.
 Club sales for the nine weeks of $4.578 billion were up 7.2 percent over the
 $4.269 billion in the similar prior-year period.
     Comparable sales for the period ending April 6, 2001, were as follows:
 
                                    5 Weeks                      9 Weeks
                              This Year   Last Year     This Year     Last Year
     Wal-Mart                  3.3%          5.4%         3.6%          6.0%
     SAM'S CLUBS               4.1%          6.0%         4.8%          5.2%
     Total Company             3.5%          5.5%         3.9%          5.8%
 
     As of March 31, 2001, the Company had 1,709 Wal-Mart stores,
 939 Supercenters, 476 SAM'S CLUBS and 19 Neighborhood Markets in the United
 States.  Internationally, the Company operated units in Argentina (11),
 Brazil (20), Canada (176), China (11), Germany (95), Korea (6), Mexico (505),
 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.
 
 

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
 (NYSE:   WMT) reported net sales for the five-week period ending April 6, 2001
 of $18.770 billion, an increase of 11.3 percent over the $16.868 billion in
 the similar period in the prior year.  Sales for the nine-week period were
 $33.655 billion, an increase of 11.5 percent over the $30.184 billion in the
 similar period in the prior year.
     SAM'S CLUB sales for the five-week period were $2.587 billion, up
 6.4 percent over sales of $2.431 billion in the similar prior-year period.
 Club sales for the nine weeks of $4.578 billion were up 7.2 percent over the
 $4.269 billion in the similar prior-year period.
     Comparable sales for the period ending April 6, 2001, were as follows:
 
                                    5 Weeks                      9 Weeks
                              This Year   Last Year     This Year     Last Year
     Wal-Mart                  3.3%          5.4%         3.6%          6.0%
     SAM'S CLUBS               4.1%          6.0%         4.8%          5.2%
     Total Company             3.5%          5.5%         3.9%          5.8%
 
     As of March 31, 2001, the Company had 1,709 Wal-Mart stores,
 939 Supercenters, 476 SAM'S CLUBS and 19 Neighborhood Markets in the United
 States.  Internationally, the Company operated units in Argentina (11),
 Brazil (20), Canada (176), China (11), Germany (95), Korea (6), Mexico (505),
 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.
 
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