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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