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    Wal-Mart USA'S CEO Castro-Wright to Talk Economy at L.A. 'Town Hall'

    Eduardo Castro-Wright will explain the impact of today's economy on Wal-Mart's business and recent performance, and take a look ahead as well.

    Eduardo Castro-Wright, president and c.e.o. of Wal-Mart Stores, USA will address Town Hall Los Angeles as part of its ongoing c.e.o. series on Tuesday, October 21 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Angelenos have the opportunity to ask this industry leader how the current economy changes Wal-Mart's business strategies.

    "I wouldn't say a significant part of the current results is related to the economic environment," Castro-Wright said regarding whether the economy is contributing to an increase in Wal-Mart sales. "The changes in merchandising, marketing, and improved service in the stores have vastly improved the shopping experience, and that will continue to drive sales after the economy rebounds."

    Castro-Wright was promoted to his current position in September 2005 following his role as e.v.p. and c.o.o. for Wal-Mart. Prior to this, he was president and c.e.o. of Wal-Mart Mexico. He joined Wal-Mart in 2001. Before Wal-Mart, Castro-Wright served as president and c.e.o. of Honeywell Transportation and Power Systems and earlier was the president and c.e.o. of Honeywell Asia/Pacific.

    Town Hall historically invites the leaders of top companies to speak and address the concerns of Angelenos. In 2008, Xerox's Anne Mulcahy, UPS' Scott Davis, and Deloitte's Barry Salzberg outlined America's competitive urgency, sustainability, and changes in the workforce.

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