BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here is likely to begin testing a smaller, urban-oriented format within the next few months that's based on aspects of some of the smaller stores it operates in Latin America, industry observers told SN last week. Most said they expect the stores to fall into the 20,000-square-foot range, with one analyst predicting Wal-Mart has the long-term potential to open between 350 and 400 small-format stores a year in the U.S. for the next 10 years. Wal-Mart ...
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