Wal-Mart's Future: World's Largest Retailer Marches Toward $500 Billion in Annual Sales by Mark Friedman Posted 7/2/2012 12:00 am Updated 5 years ago The future looks bright for continued sales growth for the retail chain, which has more than 4,400 stores in the Unites States and more than 5,600 locations scattered across 26 countries. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.