IN THE food-retailing universe, Wal-Mart Supercenters are often cited as the antithesis of convenience — big, sprawling boxes of 100,000 square feet or more located on the outskirts of population centers. But the Supercenter is not the only weapon in its arsenal. In addition to the Neighborhood Market banner — at an easier-to-shop 40,000 square feet — the company has begun testing some even smaller prototypes, and recently hinted that more stores like the Wal-Mart Marketside format could ...

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