Key development: Defending Wal-Mart amid continued growth. What's next: More supercenters, RFID and upscale products. The Wal-Mart Stores juggernaut has not been rolling as smoothly as in years past, but that is not much solace for the supermarket industry. Despite continuous attacks on its reputation, uneven sales and a stagnant stock price, Wal-Mart has no plans to let up on its relentless expansion -- especially in supercenters, the format that hurts supermarkets the most. To its ...

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