PLAYING CATCH-UP

The changes that Wal-Mart Stores has made to the landscape of Center Store are only beginning, even though the juggernaut has been a serious factor for years and a growing grocery specialist since 1988."Wal-Mart is not through growing," said Bill Lancaster, vice president of corporate sales for Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., and a longtime observer -- even an admirer -- of the so-called

The changes that Wal-Mart Stores has made to the landscape of Center Store are only beginning, even though the juggernaut has been a serious factor for years and a growing grocery specialist since 1988.

"Wal-Mart is not through growing," said Bill Lancaster, vice president of corporate sales for Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., and a longtime observer -- even an admirer -- of the so-called Bentonville Behemoth. "They are doing model cities across the country now, to te

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