Report: Wal-Mart Seeks Brazilian Stores

Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wal-Mart Stores is close to buying the Portuguese Sonaeā€™s retail chain in Brazil, according to a report from Sao Paulo-based consulting firm Gouvea de Souza. Sonae operates about 150 supermarkets and hypermarkets in the southern region of the country. Wal-Mart offered 800 million euros for the chain, according to local reports.