AS WAL-MART STORES SHIFTS its thinking from big stores to small, Walmart Market — the rechristened and reimagined Neighborhood Market format — is going to be a big part of its expansion plans. Wal-Mart Stores has seemed less interested in growing the food-and-drug format since its inception in 1998. However, observers expect the company to use Walmart Market to move into more urban as well as rural locations over the next few years, at the same time it is testing the smaller ...

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