BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said Monday it plans to open "several dozen" stores in the Chicago area to help eradicate food deserts and stimulate local economic development. The company did not pinpoint exactly how many units it would open but said they would be located across the city in varying sizes and formats "to address not only Chicago's double-digit commercial vacancy rate but also provide customers with more convenient access to affordable groceries, especially those ...

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