The headline above this column sets out quite a claim, doesn't it? It's a paraphrase of a remark made by an industry observer with reference to the upcoming clash of supercenters in Michigan that will pit incumbent Meijer against insurgent Wal-Mart Stores. You'll see much about what prompted such an observation in the news feature about the Michigan market that's referenced on Page 1, and that begins on Page 14. Let's take a look at what is at stake, particularly for Meijer. That company, ...

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