WAL-MART TO TAKE MARKET FORMAT EAST TO MEMPHIS

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it is crossing the Mississippi with its Neighborhood Market format.The company told SN it will build two of the food-drug combo, conventional-sized stores in the Memphis, Tenn., area, which will make them the first Neighborhood Markets outside Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and the first east of the Mississippi.Industry observers told SN the move

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it is crossing the Mississippi with its Neighborhood Market format.

The company told SN it will build two of the food-drug combo, conventional-sized stores in the Memphis, Tenn., area, which will make them the first Neighborhood Markets outside Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and the first east of the Mississippi.

Industry observers told SN the move into a new market probably does not signal the beginning of the format's wi

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