WAL-MART SET TO BROADEN NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETS TEST

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it will expand its four-store test of Neighborhood Markets with five to 10 additional units, all located in Arkansas or Oklahoma.That announcement represents good news for U.S. supermarket operators, observers told SN -- giving them at least one more year before Wal-Mart considers rolling the format out all over the United States."Wal-Mart had

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it will expand its four-store test of Neighborhood Markets with five to 10 additional units, all located in Arkansas or Oklahoma.

That announcement represents good news for U.S. supermarket operators, observers told SN -- giving them at least one more year before Wal-Mart considers rolling the format out all over the United States.

"Wal-Mart had indicated it would reach a decision on a major expansion of Neighborhood Mar

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