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BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here last week slightly reduced its projections for new Neighborhood Market stores this year because it is devoting more resources to its supercenters.The company said it would open 15 to 20 of the traditional food-and-drug combo stores this year, down from previous projections of 20 to 25 outlets, but it will open 210 supercenters, the high end of its previous

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here last week slightly reduced its projections for new Neighborhood Market stores this year because it is devoting more resources to its supercenters.

The company said it would open 15 to 20 of the traditional food-and-drug combo stores this year, down from previous projections of 20 to 25 outlets, but it will open 210 supercenters, the high end of its previous development range for that format. It currently has 51 Neighborhood Markets and 1,309 S

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