Wal-Mart has guided for same-store-sales growth of about 1% for Walmart stores in the U.S. and slightly positive for Sam’s Club, excluding fuel. The FactSet consensus is for growth of 0.9%.
Walmart Stores said it would offer customers who buy groceries online the option to pick up their orders from the parking lots of nearby stores.
According to Jennifer Dwyer, a community activist, a majority of the community oppose making a Walmart store the anchor tenant in the shopping center. To combat Wal-Mart’s efforts, Dwyer circulated a petition, which has accumulated more than 300 signatures. The petition cites safety and traffic concerns, as well as concern that a Walmart store will create a net loss in jobs for the community.