Wal-Mart same-store sales rise 4.3%.Wal-Mart Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. Stores Inc. said sales at stores open at least a year rose 4.3 percent in March, while analysts surveyed by First Call were expecting Wal-Mart to report same-store sales Same-store sales is a business term which refers to the revenue generated by one of a retail chain's specific outlets during a certain period of time (often a fiscal quarter or a particular shopping season), compared to an identical period in the past, usually in the previous year. growth of 4.4 percent.
And for April, Wal-Mart is forecasting same-store sales ranging from flat to up 2 percent, blaming unseasonable un·sea·son·a·ble
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Total March sales rose 11.3 percent to $27.98 billion in the five weeks ended April 1, compared with sales of $25.13 billion for the period a year ago.
The world's largest retailer now expects earnings for its fiscal first quarter at the low end of its estimate of 56 cents to 58 cents a share.
Wal-Mart said March same-store sales at its flagship stores rose 4.8 percent, while Sam's Club Sam's Club is a membership-only warehouse club owned and operated by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. History
The first Sam's Club opened in April 1983 in Midwest City, Oklahoma in the United States.
Sam's Club is named after Sam Walton. stores open a year were up 2.1 percent. International sales for the month climbed 14 percent.
For the nine-week period that ended April 1, total sales rose 11.2 percent to $50.34 billion from $45.29 billion.