PHILADELPHIA — Wal-Mart Stores will increase its focus on building supercenters in the Northeast in the near future, with 20 units planned for 2008, including 10 this month. Shoppers in this part of the country want supercenters, which also provide the best return on investment for shareholders, according to Hank Mullany, senior vice president and president of Wal-Mart's Northeast Division, which encompasses 13 states. “Currently, in the Northeast about 50% of our stores are supercenters ...

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