Wal-Mart is about to mark a major moment in the history of its 13-year-old supercenter format. The world's largest retailer will unveil its 1,000th supercenter this week when it opens a store in Fort Robert, Mo., as was reported earlier. Lest anyone question the need for that many supercenters, be warned that this format is nowhere near maxing out. Wal-Mart, by some predictions, could come close to doubling its number of supercenters by mid-decade. Fueling the rollout is the supercenter's ...

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