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Wal-Mart Expansion and Updates Planned

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Chances are that there's going to be a new Wal-Mart built near you and the one that's already there will get a facelift.
Wal-Mart says it plans to open more than 15-hundred stores in the US in the coming years. That's on top of the nearly 32-hundred it already operates.
John Menzer, the vice chairman of the world's largest retailer, says it's on track to meet a target of up to 370 new US store openings this year. There were 341 last year. That number includes Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters with full grocery sections, smaller Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Club membership warehouses.
Supercenters are the largest single group with nearly two-thousand locations in the U-S and are the focus of future growth plans. Most of the Supercenters are to be remodeled over the next 18 months to make them more inviting, adding touches such as faux wood floors, wider aisles and digital television display walls.


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