After seeing same-store sales in the U.S. drop for five quarters, Wal-Mart (WMT +0.6%) is...

|By:, SA News Editor

After seeing same-store sales in the U.S. drop for five quarters, Wal-Mart (WMT +0.6%) is expecting improvement in the fourth quarter, with top-line sales a "critical, critical priority," CEO Mike Duke says. The retailer is reversing a strategy where it cut the number of products available and used temporary price reductions rather than "everyday" low prices.