Wal-Mart Storessaid Thursday that it is cutting prices on 15,000 more items this week as the world's largest retailer continues its push to boost sales headed into the holiday season.
The new round of price cuts follow the retailer's move on Sept. 30 to begin cutting prices on hot toys. It has now reduced prices on 20 percent more items than at this point a year ago.
Wal-Mart has said it intends to be very aggressive this holiday season as it tries to drive shoppers into its stores.
But this year, those core shoppers are being squeezed by higher food and fuel costs, and the slowdown in the housingmarket. Toys sales have also been hit by a rash of recalls that have raised questions over the safety of toys on store shelves.