Wal-Mart Cuts Supercenter Openings

Wal-Mart Stores yesterday said it would continue to ratchet back its domestic growth plans for the coming year, adding only 170 supercenters to its arsenal and opening no new traditional discount stores at all.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here yesterday said it would continue to ratchet back its domestic growth plans for the coming year, adding only 170 supercenters to its arsenal and opening no new traditional discount stores at all. In its annual analyst conference yesterday, the world’s largest retailer also said it would open 25 new Neighborhood Markets, its traditional supermarket format, and 25 Sam’s Club membership stores. The planned supercenter openings mark the second straight year

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