Wal-Mart’s Marketside More Upscale: Report

The small-format Marketside stores Wal-Mart will open in Phoenix later this year will reportedly be more upscale than the company’s other formats.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The small-format Marketside stores Wal-Mart will open in Phoenix later this year will reportedly be more upscale than the company’s other formats. According to reports in the Financial Times of London, the 15,000-square-foot stores will depart from Wal-Mart’s everyday-low-pricing strategy by taking more of a “premium” approach, including food prepared and served on the premises by “meal specialists,” who will also reportedly double as cashiers. The FT report quoted a job d

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