CALIFORNIA'S NEW ARRIVAL

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Wal-Mart Stores fulfilled its manifest destiny when it opened its first California supercenter in this desert community earlier this month.A second California supercenter could open before year's end in Hemet, located about 65 miles northwest of here, and within four to six years, the Bentonville, Ark., juggernaut anticipates operating at least 40 supercenters up and down the

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Wal-Mart Stores fulfilled its manifest destiny when it opened its first California supercenter in this desert community earlier this month.

A second California supercenter could open before year's end in Hemet, located about 65 miles northwest of here, and within four to six years, the Bentonville, Ark., juggernaut anticipates operating at least 40 supercenters up and down the state.

Industry observers told SN they believe it will be several years before s

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