CALIFORNIA, HERE COMES WAL-MART SUPERCENTERS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here finally unveiled plans to seed California with supercenters, setting the stage for a new era of food retailing competition in the state.The company said it would open as many as 40 of the supercenters, which range up to 225,000 square feet and include full grocery stores in addition to a broad array of general merchandise and other services, during the next

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here finally unveiled plans to seed California with supercenters, setting the stage for a new era of food retailing competition in the state.

The company said it would open as many as 40 of the supercenters, which range up to 225,000 square feet and include full grocery stores in addition to a broad array of general merchandise and other services, during the next four to six years. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company had yet to finalize specific

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