NEW WAL-MART SUPERCENTER REFLECTS URBANIZATION EFFORT

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart is preparing to test a new prototype "metro" supercenter that will be smaller than the company's typical supercenters and could allow the company to open in sites that previously could not house the company's massive food-and-general-merchandise combo stores.In a presentation at the National Retail Federation's annual convention here last week, H. Lee Scott, president and chief

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart is preparing to test a new prototype "metro" supercenter that will be smaller than the company's typical supercenters and could allow the company to open in sites that previously could not house the company's massive food-and-general-merchandise combo stores.

In a presentation at the National Retail Federation's annual convention here last week, H. Lee Scott, president and chief executive officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., said the company developed the

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