WAL-MART TO EXPAND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

CHICAGO (FNS) -- Wal-Mart Stores is not about to stop growing -- and is embarking on a massive warehousing and distribution expansion and re-engineering program to handle an expected surge in product flow.The chain will open three new distribution centers this year, and projects a need for at least 4 million square feet of additional warehouse space annually for the next four years.The aggressive

CHICAGO (FNS) -- Wal-Mart Stores is not about to stop growing -- and is embarking on a massive warehousing and distribution expansion and re-engineering program to handle an expected surge in product flow.

The chain will open three new distribution centers this year, and projects a need for at least 4 million square feet of additional warehouse space annually for the next four years.

The aggressive retailer is also developing a new information-driven "prototype" distribution c

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