Wal-Mart's return to positive comp territory will be related to a return to new store building, including a new small format (Walmart Express) and a revamped grocery store, rechristened Walmart Market, the company promised. At the same time, it has cut back on the Supercenter renovation program that marked Project Impact. Simon said moderated Supercenter growth since 2007 has negatively affected comp sales since those stores tend to perform best in their second, third and fourth ...

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