BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will be the name of the 40,000-square-foot prototype Wal-Mart will be testing this fall, the company here said. Wal-Mart said it plans to open its first two Neighborhood Markets -- here and in Sherwood, Ark. -- by mid-October, with a third opening to follow in Springdale, Ark., at an undetermined date.
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Wal-Mart said the Neighborhood Markets will offer produce, delicatessen, fresh meats and general grocery items, in addition to health and beauty aids, stationery and paper goods, pet products, cosmetics and household chemicals; they will also feature drive-through pharmacies.