LOS ANGELES — Small stores will continue a big trend in retailing during the next few years, fueled by risks to capital and an increasing number of older consumers who prefer small to large, speakers said here Wednesday at the mid-year forum sponsored by Kantar Retail. "Wal-Mart is already operating small stores on the international level, and it's able to move across borders with good ideas," David Marcotte, director of retail insights at Kantar, said. "If Wal-Mart decides to pursue that ...

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