Wal-Mart Plans Further Cuts in U.S. Expansion

Wal-Mart Stores said last week it would scale back its planned U.S. supercenter development yet again, with only 170 planned for next year and 140 per year after that as the company focuses on international growth instead. In addition, newly opened domestic supercenters are likely to become somewhat smaller, the company said, as prototypes in the 145,000- to 176,000-square-foot

Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said last week it would scale back its planned U.S. supercenter development yet again, with only 170 planned for next year and 140 per year after that as the company focuses on international growth instead.

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