Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), Target Corporation (TGT): Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Is Getting Desperate

Wal-Mart has kicked off this fiscal year with back-to-back disappointing quarters. It can’t afford to blow the seasonally potent holiday shopping period. If that means layaway shopping without any initiation fees, it’s a small price to pay as it finds itself scrambling for relevance at a point in the economic cycle where consumers are presumably open to spending more.

Wal-Mart’s desperate, but it doesn’t have much of a choice.

The article Wal-Mart Is Getting Desperate originally appeared on and is written by Rick Munarriz.

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