Wal-Mart October sales fall to 0.5 percent


30 October 2006 — Bentonville (ARK): Wal-Mart Stores estimates comparative sales in the US for the October four-week period to be approximately 0.5 percent.

The retailer lowered last month’s sales figures from 1.8 percent to 1.3 percent which it attributed to computer coding errors.


The company’s official sales release for the October period will be made on 2 November.