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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart de Mexico, "which has been struggling to reinvigorate sales at its core supermarket business, said Friday it has put its Vips restaurant chain up for sale and will consider bids from third parties."

While Walmart operates a number of formats in Mexico, the Vips chain has been seen as a distraction as the company has tried to reinvigorate its same-store sales while at the same time grappling with charges that it bribed local officials to grease the wheels for growth there.
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