Walmart U.S. Comps Up Three Straight Months
October 12, 2011,
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--Walmart's same-store sales for its U.S. stores have risen for three consecutive months, according to Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S.
Speaking to retail analysts at today's Annual Meeting for the Investment Community, Simon did not provide specific figures for same-store sales gains in July, August and September. The gains were an improvement on the U.S. unit's same-store sales decline in its fiscal second quarter of 0.9 percent, and its drop in comparable-store sales of 1 percent for the first half of the fiscal year.
Walmart also is forecasting "hundreds of billions of dollars" in sales growth in the United States, Simon said. "We have a lot of confidence in our merchandising team," he said. "We also have a lot of confidence in our multichannel strategy."