WHEN SUPERCENTERS COLLIDE

Wal-Mart's supercenter expansion has reached Meijer's home turf. Has it also met its match?The answer will play out in towns and cities throughout Michigan in the coming months and years as Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based retailer that pioneered the food and general merchandise hybrid store, defends its home state against an invasion from the mass merchant from Bentonville, Ark., whose supercenter,

Wal-Mart's supercenter expansion has reached Meijer's home turf. Has it also met its match?

The answer will play out in towns and cities throughout Michigan in the coming months and years as Meijer, the Grand Rapids-based retailer that pioneered the food and general merchandise hybrid store, defends its home state against an invasion from the mass merchant from Bentonville, Ark., whose supercenter, observers said, owes much to Meijer's innovation.

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