Wal-Mart May Be Considering New Format: Report

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here may be contemplating a small-store format to challenge Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market following the installation of David Wild as the executive in charge of evaluating business opportunities, according to European trade reports.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores here may be contemplating a small-store format to challenge Tesco's Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market following the installation of David Wild as the executive in charge of evaluating business opportunities, according to European trade reports. Wild, who will be based here, is a former international managing director of Tesco and a former senior executive at Metro AG, the chain that Wal-Mart sold its German stores to last year. Wal-Mart

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