GENTRY, Ark. — “Small” is a relative term. Wal-Mart Stores' first small-format Walmart Express store that opened here last week, for example, while only about a tenth the size of one of its supercenters, isn't much different than many of the local small-town supermarkets found throughout the country, according to observers. At 15,000 square feet, it's much larger than the small-format convenience-store-style stores that many supermarket companies have been experimenting with, and also ...

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