Built for Speed?

Analysts question how fast Wal-Mart will grow its smaller formats

Now that most supermarkets are learning to co-exist with supercenters, Wal-Mart Stores may create a new round of competitive challenges as it contemplates opening more medium-sized stores and developing a smaller urban model.

After months of industry speculation, Wal-Mart formally disclosed plans two weeks ago to begin opening medium-sized units of 30,000 to 60,000 square feet — with close to 40 units scheduled

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