Wal-Mart de Mexico's September sales rose 12.4% to 29M pesos; Mexico stores open more than a year record 4.2% yearly sales increase

Cindy Allen

Cindy Allen

MEXICO CITY , October 7, 2011 () – Wal-Mart de Mexico, SAB de CV (WALMEX) informs its shareholders and the investing public in general that during the month of September 2011, sales were $ 29.077 million pesos, a figure which represents an increase of 12.4% over sales the same month last year.

Sales Mexico

Mexico's total sales increased 13.4% over sales the same month last year. The store sales, ie considering all units with more than a year in operation, recorded a 4.2% increase over the previous year.

Considering the 5-week period runs from August 27 to September 30, 2011 and compares with the four weeks ended October 1, 2010, total sales increased 12.5% ​​and comparable store sales registered an increase of 3.3%.

The average ticket at our stores during the month of September recorded an increase equal to 3.2% units and the number of transactions grew 1.0% over the previous year.

Central Sales

In the case of Central America, total sales excluding the effects of currency fluctuations increased 3.5% and comparable store sales registered an 0.7% decrease.

Openings during the month of September 2011

Mexico: 26 units

A Bodega Aurrera in Tuxta Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Bodegas Aurrera Express Twenty seven in Monterrey, Nuevo León, three in Guadalajara, Jalisco, three in Morelia, Michoacan, two in San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, two in Leon, Guanajuato, one in Mexico City, one in Queretaro , Queretaro, one in Saltillo, Coahuila, and one in Veracruz, Veracruz
Two Walmarts, one in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, and one in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán
Two Sam's Club, one in Mexico City, and one in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán

Central America: 9 units

Seven Discount Stores in Costa Rica: Alajuela, one in San Jose and Puntarenas, in Guatemala, one in Fraijanes and one in Suchitepequez, in Honduras, one in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, and in Nicaragua, one in Managua
Two wineries, in Guatemala, one in Jutiapa and one in Suchitepequez.

Additionally, during October we open:

Mexico: 4 units

Four Bodegas Aurrera Express, three in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Veracruz, Veracruz.

Central America: 2 units

Two discount stores in Petén, Guatemala

Share Repurchase

During the year we invested $ 2.675 million pesos in the repurchase of 81,218,000 shares.

Corporate Social Responsibility

In September, Wal-Mart Stores launched an initiative that will leverage the global size of the company to promote the development of women throughout their supply chain. Walmart of Mexico and Central America will work with social organizations to train farmers in high poverty and integrate them as providers through its program of sustainable agriculture.

In Mexico, the company was recognized for its contribution to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and operating costs of transportation through its Backhaul reverse logistics system. This occurred in the context of the Clean Transportation Program presentation of SEMARNAT.

In Honduras, Walmart introduced a line of items made ​​by artisans Lenca under the slogan "From your hands to your home." The aim is to support the growth and development of women in that country. The company also was recognized, for the fourth consecutive year as a Socially Responsible Company by the development of practices and projects that support the communities it serves, its customers, suppliers, partners and the environment.

In Costa Rica, opened a room called "Super Smart", located in the Children's Museum of San Jose, where kids can shop with the help of a guide to encourage a culture of saving them to support the economy familiar.

In Guatemala, signed a collaboration agreement with the Food Bank of Guatemala (BAG) which states that stores can donate directly to products suitable for human consumption to meet the needs and contribute to the welfare of the population live in extreme food poverty. The pilot program is carried out at Walmart stores North Parish Paiz, Maxi Atlantis and Pantry ClubCar Zone 18 North, as well as the 3 distribution centers operating in this country.

Company Description

WALMEX Sector is a company whose shares are traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1977. At the end of September, 2.519 operating business units:

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