DEMING, N.M. -- For Peppers Supermarket here, surviving the arrival of a Wal-Mart Supercenter two miles down the road took more than being a good grocer. It meant being a good developer, a good builder, a good franchisee and a good landlord. Mark Schultze, managing partner of the group that owns Peppers -- and several of the businesses that surround it in a self-developed shopping center known as Peppers Plaza -- credits his co-tenants for the added strength his group needed to stand up ...

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