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Issue 03-10-2014

Walmart is entering a new era

Overnight, Walmart has become the most compelling story in U.S. retailing, not, as in the past, for setting records and outmaneuvering the competition but for suddenly struggling with a format and a retailing position that have been impervious to struggle for over half a century. Overnight, Walmart has become the most compelling story in U.S.

When it comes to stores, chains find less is more

As the dynamics of the marketplace change at a disconcerting pace, Walmart, the quintessential big-box retailer, has recognized the virtues of going small. As the dynamics of the marketplace change at a disconcerting pace, Walmart, the quintessential big-box retailer, has recognized the virtues of going small. On the day last month when it announced disappointing