ALTERNATIVE STRENGTH

Wal-Mart Stores' supercenters lengthened its sales lead over traditional supermarket operators during 2001, according to SN's list of the Top 75 food retailers in North America.Wal-Mart accomplished that feat by adding approximately 200 additional stores during 2000 -- significantly more than any other Top 75 company.Wal-Mart was not the only alternative format demonstrating its strength relative

Wal-Mart Stores' supercenters lengthened its sales lead over traditional supermarket operators during 2001, according to SN's list of the Top 75 food retailers in North America.

Wal-Mart accomplished that feat by adding approximately 200 additional stores during 2000 -- significantly more than any other Top 75 company.

Wal-Mart was not the only alternative format demonstrating its strength relative to the rest of the industry.

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