Wal-Mart Launches Entry in Small-Format Fray

In an event greatly anticipated by the supermarket industry, Wal-Mart has debuted its modern take on the corner grocery store with four 15,000-square-foot Marketside locations in this market. Billed as a the Marketside openings arrive at a time when international grocery powerhouse Tesco already operates 25 of its small-footprint Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets throughout greater Phoenix,

PHOENIX — In an event greatly anticipated by the supermarket industry, Wal-Mart has debuted its modern take on the corner grocery store with four 15,000-square-foot Marketside locations in this market.

Billed as a “pilot,” the Marketside openings arrive at a time when international grocery powerhouse Tesco already operates 25 of its small-footprint Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets throughout greater Phoenix, with a dozen more area locations pending, according to the Fresh

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