Big Buildup For Small Wal-Marts

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here is likely to begin testing a smaller, urban-oriented format within the next few months that's based on aspects of some of the smaller stores it operates in Latin America, industry observers told SN last week. Most said they expect the stores to fall into the 20,000-square-foot range, with one analyst predicting Wal-Mart has the long-term potential to open between

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here is likely to begin testing a smaller, urban-oriented format within the next few months that's based on aspects of some of the smaller stores it operates in Latin America, industry observers told SN last week.

Most said they expect the stores to fall into the 20,000-square-foot range, with one analyst predicting Wal-Mart has the long-term potential to open be

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