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Protest Greets Neighborhood Market Debut in Colo.

DENVER — Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Market grocery banner made its Colorado debut Wednesday in three locations, drawing a union protest at one site here.

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said it would open two additional Neighborhood Market stores in the Denver market next week. A group of workers backed by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 here said they would rally outside the Neighborhood Market at on Parker Road in Denver Wednesday expressing concern over the types of jobs Wal-Mart was bringing to the market.

The company said the five stores would employ 400 workers. The stores range in size from 48,000 to 57,000 square feet, and each one features a self-serve deli, fresh produce, prepared foods and a pharmacy. The stores will also offer Wal-Mart’s Site to Store and Pay with Cash Internet shopping options.

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