DALLAS -- Ever vigilant of its customer base, Wal-Mart is working with a coffee house operator to determine if a private partnership in certain markets can beat competitors' reliance on Starbucks. The operators of San Diego-based Calleo Gourmet Coffees completely remodeled a 1,500-square-foot space near the front of a suburban Wal-Mart in Plano, Texas; that's where the Kicks Coffee Cafe operates. If all goes well, there are plans to brew more cafes at the retailer's supercenters in the ...

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