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Wal-Mart suppliers resist new margin-squeezing terms

US vendors, asked to pay for use of shelf space and facilities, face higher costs

New York

AFTER years of meeting demands for ever cheaper prices, many Wal-Mart Stores Inc suppliers are saying no to new margin-squeezing storage fees and a payment schedule that could delay for months how quickly some are paid.

The world's largest retailer says the changes, laid