Wal-mart Considering Expanding Into Urban Areas

Wal-Mart Considering Expanding Into Urban Areas

Walmart has stepped up efforts to mobilise local political support for new store openings in US cities and urban areas that were last month identified as a growth priority for the retailer by Mike Duke, its chief executive.

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  • Wal-Mart's smaller future
    The company is making a big bet on its Neighborhood Market stores. These photos show what the fuss is all about.
    08/15/2014 - 4:06 pm | View Link
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    08/15/2014 - 3:27 pm | View Link
  • These Smaller Wal-Mart Stores Could Replace Supercenters
    Supercenters are on the decline as shoppers seek out smaller, more convenient stores. Wal-mart said yesterday that sales at U.S. mega-stores have been falling. But there's still a bright spot in its business — the Neighborhood Market concept.  Sales at the markets were up an impressive 5.6%.  "I think convenience is where the consumers have been looking, [especially] if you look at the Baby ...
    08/15/2014 - 10:46 am | View Link
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    08/14/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
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  • Amid weak earnings, Wal-Mart finds a bright spot in its small-scale grocery stores, U.S. e-commerce business
    These grocery stores cater to urban areas in storefronts with less than one-third ... Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Market and e-commerce businesses are rapidly expanding, but they still represent only a small fraction of the company’s total business.
    08/14/2014 - 2:20 pm | View Link
  • Wal-Mart Is Coming to a City Near You
    If not, it can make adjustments before expanding. Not expanding into urban areas would likely be a major mistake. The dilemma for Target is that it's once again behind Wal-Mart. Target entered the small-box market two years ago, whereas Wal-Mart has been ...
    07/30/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Wal-Mart Expanding In China, Still On Hold In India
    Wal-Mart is expanding in China while still in a frustrating holding ... Wal-Mart is looking to develop a larger presence in the country’s chief urban centers while building Supercenters in third- and fourth-tier cities. Meanwhile, in that other highly ...
    05/20/2014 - 8:26 am | View Link
  • Wal-Mart, Target expanding with smaller, urban store formats
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is aggressively expanding into urban areas with its "Neighborhood Market" stores that are a fraction of the size of traditional Walmart stores, while Target Corp. is testing its smaller format "City Target" stores in a handful of cities.
    10/3/2013 - 5:57 am | View Link
  • Wal-Mart’s Strategies To Drive Growth In An Otherwise Saturated U.S. Market
    but is an increasingly saturated market The retailer is increasing its store productivity by converting discounts stores to supermarkets that offer a full range of merchandise It is expanding in urban areas with smaller format Express stores, which will ...
    03/13/2013 - 3:38 am | View Link
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    Buy Honey Can Do Urban Deluxe Commercial Garment Rack, Chrome at Walmart.com
    10/25/2014 - 4:41 pm | View Website
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    10/25/2014 - 1:34 pm | View Website
  • Walmart expansion expected to be done in spring, 2015 ...
    Spring is the expected opening for the expansion at Walmart on Indiantown Road to make it a Walmart Supercenter with a grocery store with a deli and about 75 more ...
    10/25/2014 - 5:35 am | View Website
  • Urban sprawl
    Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into previously remote and rural areas, often resulting in ...
    10/25/2014 - 3:55 am | View Website
  • Walmart.com
    Walmart.com is a lot like your neighborhood Walmart store. We feature a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly service and, of course, Every Day Low ...
    10/24/2014 - 9:42 pm | View Website
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