COMBO CONVENIENCE

Cheap groceries aren't the only thing attracting customers to Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Markets. The Bentonville, Ark.-based company's combo-store format, which enables the discount-retailing giant to leverage its buying clout in suburban sites too small for a Wal-Mart Supercenter, includes a full drug store that analysts say will vie with Walgreens as much as the grocery side of the store vies with

Cheap groceries aren't the only thing attracting customers to Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Markets. The Bentonville, Ark.-based company's combo-store format, which enables the discount-retailing giant to leverage its buying clout in suburban sites too small for a Wal-Mart Supercenter, includes a full drug store that analysts say will vie with Walgreens as much as the grocery side of the store vies with Safeway.

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