Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Wal-Mart convenience store?

A walk-in beer cooler inside a new Walmart convenience store on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 on FM 1187 in Crowley, Texas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)Staff Photographer In a parking lot on Main Street in this nondescript town of 14,000, Wal-Mart is testing out what it hopes could be its next small thing -- a genuine convenience store.
It’s one of two convenience stores Wal-Mart opened last month. The other is in Rogers, Ark. near Wal-Mart’s Bentonville headquarters. Both stores are in the parking lots of Wal-Mart Supercenters.  Wal-Mart continues to test small store formats even though it abandoned its 12,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Express stores last year.. . . more

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