Marketside Expansion in Check

Wal-Mart Stores said the weak economy is forcing it to take a wait-and-see approach with its experimental Marketside small-format banner. In a press conference after the company's annual meeting here, Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman, told reporters that the company was with the four-unit Marketside test in the Phoenix area, but at this point in time given the current condition

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said the weak economy is forcing it to take a wait-and-see approach with its experimental Marketside small-format banner.

In a press conference after the company's annual meeting here, Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman, told reporters that the company was “pleased” with the four-unit Marketside test in the Phoenix area, “but at this point in time given the current condition in the marketplace, with a significant reduction in demand, we ar

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