2017 is year Wal-Mart broke loose

Retailer went on offensive against likes of Amazon

Posted: December 31, 2017 at 1:52 a.m.

Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart president and chief exeuctive officer, speaks during the Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting Friday, June 2, 2017, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville

Neil Stern will remember 2017 as the year Wal-Mart Stores Inc. made a philosophical change in its battle with online giant Amazon.com. The Bentonville retailer went on the offensive.

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