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Wal-Mart (WMT) says it's seeing good results with a pilot program of small-sized stores called...

Wal-Mart (WMT) says it's seeing good results with a pilot program of small-sized stores called Walmart Express. Execs say the stores are showing profits and the company could roll out hundreds more in the near future. Designed to catch spur-of-the-moment shoppers and small enough to tuck into tight spaces, Walmart Express stores could pose a threat to Walgreen (WAG), CVS Caremark (CVS), and Rite Aid (RAD) in the future.
Comments (10)
  • Could pose a threat? The square footage and # of items being carried is an exact clone of the WAG model.
    25 May 2012, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • They are going to go after the drugstores, the dollars stores and the convenience stores - hooray!
    25 May 2012, 12:02 PM Reply Like
  • Sounds like a good idea to me.
    25 May 2012, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • I think the concept is great. . Smaller stores don't take up as much land,don;t require as much area infrastucture, will be limited in the variety of what's inside so every local business won't feel threatened. The smaller boxiness won't overwhelm the neighborhood, and of course there probably will have a much smaller parking lot. In areas that currently don't have a Wal-Mart, selling the locals on this idea might fly a little better. I would like to see it happen. We could use one in NYC.
    25 May 2012, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • I'm curious, do these also include a pharmacy?
    26 May 2012, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • I feel bad for you having to live in NYC - like a caged animal, also being charged ridiculously high prices for everday needs.
    26 May 2012, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • Caged animals live in Zoo's you moron. Maybe you should visit sometime and see what a great city it is .Better yet stay where you are , who needs you taking in the sights, freebees and all the rest of things the city has to offer at our expense
    27 May 2012, 07:08 PM Reply Like
  • My dog has more space than you likely do in which to sleep, eat and enjoy his life.
    28 May 2012, 08:39 PM Reply Like
  • It's sad that you have such a misconception of what NYC is.,You ignorant twit.Maybe when you are all grown up,you will be let out to investigate the world
    29 May 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • I know what NY is. I have lived in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Toronto for medium durations of time over the years. I know live just about 1 hour west of Toronto in a city of 120,000 people.


    Big cities are all the same - congestion, high prices, crime etc. In New York City - one of the worst, you experience ridiculous prices for real estate, high crime rates, lots of traffic, indebted government, central planning to the max, rats outnumber people etc. Yeah! What a great place to live.


    Except for the large influx of latino and asian immigrants that are going to the poorer neighbourhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, people want to leave NYC more than stay.


    I live in a 4700 square foot home that costs me $2800 per month, total! It has 3 finished levels with a 2 car garage out front. It takes me 6 minutes to drive to Walmart and the major shopping area (only 2 miles away). I park for free, and everything else is within a 15 minute drive of my home. I don't sit in traffic, there hasn't been a murder in my city in over 9 years, and I can sit out in my backyard and relax, while listening to the birds.


    The only great thing about NY is the quality of doctors - you guys have the best.
    29 May 2012, 10:31 PM Reply Like
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