BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The pending cutback by Wal-Mart Stores in the number of supercenter openings over the next three years could ease competition a bit for supermarket competitors, industry analysts told SN last week However, the company's intention to use the cutback to focus more on improving the customer experience at store level could keep competitive pressures intense, they pointed out. Wal-Mart disclosed plans at its annual meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., to reduce the number of ...

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