The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart has unveiled its revamped web site, which now offers more than 600,000 products. The new service offers clothes, home appliances, car products, pet supplies, baby items, books and health and beauty aids on line. The site ­ www.wal-mart.com ­ will also provide travellers with online air, hotel and car rental services. In a bid to boost its grocery sales, speculation has also linked the company with a possible merger with Peapod, one of the largest home delivery grocery services in the US. Wal-Mart recently formed an alliance with AOL, an internet service provider, that will vastly increase the availability of local internet access. The latest move by the retailer also saw a link up with Accel Partners, one of Silicon Valley's premier venture capital companies. The plan is to build on the talent base at Accel and take advantage of the emerging internet technology. Accel has backers including computer giants Microsoft, Compaq and Intel. l Wal-Mart is lowering prices on several hundred items at its 95 SuperCentres in Germany ­ some by as much as 20% ­ for almost the whole of January. Volker Barth has also taken over as chief operating officer for Germany, taking over from John Eugene Murphy, who has returned to the States to take up another Wal-Mart post. {{NEWS }}