Wal-Mart Express landing near a Walgreens by you?

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

A new Wal-Mart Express will open in Columbia, Missouri this week just across the campus from the University of Missouri. The college town is a slightly different market than Wal-Mart (WMT) has targeted previously with its new small-store concept.

The quick-stop shopping outlet will have a pharmacy and sell fresh produce in its grocery section.

The store's placement and tight space (3.7K!) could be an eye-opener for Walgreen (WAG), CVS Caremark (CVS), and Rite Aid (RAD), notes retail analyst Brian Sozzi.