Wal-Mart Tweaks Formats, Tests Mid-Sized Store in Va.

LOS ANGELES Wal-Mart Stores is continuing to test and tweak formats but is unlikely to attempt any rollouts until it figures out how to boost traffic at its supercenters, Leon Nicholas, director of retail insights for Cambridge, Mass.-based Management Ventures Inc., a division of Kantar Retail, said here last week. Speaking at Kantar's annual mid-year forum, he said one of the new formats Wal-Mart

LOS ANGELES — Wal-Mart Stores is continuing to test and tweak formats but is unlikely to attempt any rollouts until it figures out how to boost traffic at its supercenters, Leon Nicholas, director of retail insights for Cambridge, Mass.-based Management Ventures Inc., a division of Kantar Retail, said here last week.

Speaking at Kantar's annual mid-year forum, he said one of the new formats Wal-Mart is testing is an 80,000-square-foot store designed to compete with supermarkets

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