Wal-Mart Tests Convenience Stores

According to The Dallas Morning News, one of the first test stores has opened in Crowley, Texas, a small town south of Fort Worth. The other is near Wal-Mart’s Bentonville headquarters. Wal-Mart spokesperson Anne Hatfield said: “We’re eager for feedback from customers. We want to know what’s working.”

The two stores are tiny, at 2,500 square feet each. A typical Wal-Mart supercenter has 180,000 square feet on average. Both of the test stores are in parking lots near supercenters.

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