WAL-MART'S NEIGHBORHOOD IS EVER EXPANDING

Every time Wal-Mart decides to bring its Neighborhood Market concept into a new region -- such as the recent announcement that it will expand it to Houston -- the industry discussion intensifies.Mostly the talk is about how fast this two-and-a-half-year-old conventional supermarket format will be rolled out around the country and which supermarket competitors in which regions will be impacted. A recent

Every time Wal-Mart decides to bring its Neighborhood Market concept into a new region -- such as the recent announcement that it will expand it to Houston -- the industry discussion intensifies.

Mostly the talk is about how fast this two-and-a-half-year-old conventional supermarket format will be rolled out around the country and which supermarket competitors in which regions will be impacted. A recent visit to a Dallas Neighborhood Market got me thinking about a different question:

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