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• Wal-Mart said that its Seiyu operation in Japan had a first quarter loss that was the equivalent of $24 million (US), almost half the loss that the company had a year ago, before Wal-Mart took control of the company. Seiyu's quarterly sales were down two percent to the equivalent of $2 billion (US), with same store sales up 2.1 percent.

KC's View:
Call this the Kolodzieski effect?