Walmart said it is doubling the number of small-format stores it expects to open in the U.S. this year to between 270 and 300 — a mix that will include Neighborhood Markets and Walmart Express locations. Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and CEO, said the decision to accelerate the number of smaller units will “fuel growth as we enter the next generation of retail.” CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. When the company forecast ...

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