WAL-MART SAID TO PLAN SCALED-BACK UNITS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart wants to know: in the world of mass-market retailing, can big things come in small packages?ortment stores in three Arkansas towns this fall.The stores, which reportedly will be built here, where Wal-Mart is based, in Springdale and in Sherwood, will be 40,000 square feet and will offer a scaled-back selection of grocery items and general merchandise, as well as drive-through

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart wants to know: in the world of mass-market retailing, can big things come in small packages?

ortment stores in three Arkansas towns this fall.

The stores, which reportedly will be built here, where Wal-Mart is based, in Springdale and in Sherwood, will be 40,000 square feet and will offer a scaled-back selection of grocery items and general merchandise, as well as drive-through pharmacies.

In contrast, Wal-Mart's traditional discount sto

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