WAL-MART FINDS FEW PROBLEMS WITH URBAN MINI-SUPERCENTER

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores is pleased with the 100,000-square-foot supercenter prototype it opened in mid-January in Tampa, following a disaster with a similar-sized prototype in Dallas five years ago, Jay Fitzpatrick, senior vice president and treasurer, told an investors conference here last week."The biggest problem [at the Tampa store] is, it's doing more volume than we thought, and we're running

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores is pleased with the 100,000-square-foot supercenter prototype it opened in mid-January in Tampa, following a disaster with a similar-sized prototype in Dallas five years ago, Jay Fitzpatrick, senior vice president and treasurer, told an investors conference here last week.

"The biggest problem [at the Tampa store] is, it's doing more volume than we thought, and we're running out of parking spaces," Fitzpatrick said. "But we believe it's 90% of what we need

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