Wal Mart's Not So Secret British Weapon

It's using its Asda unit for an all-out assault on Europe

Allan Leighton has just gotten one of the hottest jobs in retailing--president and chief executive of Wal-Mart Europe. His mandate: Turn Wal-Mart's European incursion into an all-out assault. And leading the assault will be Asda, the giant British retailer Wal-Mart bought last July and which Leighton ran until he got his new title.

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