Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it would scale back its planned U.S. supercenter development yet again, with only 170 planned for next year and 140 per year after that as the company focuses on international growth instead.
In addition, newly opened domestic supercenters are likely to become somewhat smaller, the company said, as prototypes in the 145,000- to 176,000-square-foot range generate better returns in the company's new growth strategy than the behemoth ...
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