BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores confirmed widespread industry speculation last week that it will open medium- and smaller-sized stores beginning next year in urban areas and small towns where supercenters are not practical, though it did not provide a lot of details. Medium-sized stores will fall in the range of 30,000 to 60,000 square feet — similar to the company's Neighborhood Market units — while smaller stores will range below 30,000 square feet, Bill Simon, president and chief ...
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