WESTPORT, Conn. -- The disciplines necessary for servicing Wal-Mart Stores may make it difficult for some vendors to treat less-efficient operators fairly, a Wall Street analyst said here during an Internet-based panel on Wal-Mart. "There's no doubt working with Wal-Mart requires a lot of up-front involvement by manufacturers in systems and logistics to make sure they can supply Wal-Mart's needs," said Andrew Lazar, consumer packaged goods analyst with Lehman Brothers, New York, "but once ...

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