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The Kansas City Star reports that Wal-Mart plans to open two Neighborhood Market units in Overland Park, Kansas, in 2004.

The plan is the latest suggestion that Wal-Mart has gotten the 43,000 square-foot Neighborhood Market format closer to where it feels an extensive, national roll-out is possible. There are about 35 open now, with another 25 announced for next year.
KC's View:
Let’s repeat the story that MNB carried and that virtually nobody else reported…

…That a list exists of more than 200 specific addresses where Wal-Mart would like to have Neighborhood Markets open by the end of next year.

…That the company would like to have more than 500 of them open by the end of 2006.

Wal-Mart doesn’t go into these kinds of details when it is talking about its global expansion plans, but we know somebody who has seen the list. It is national in scope, and has the potential to affect supermarkets and c-stores…and to change the face of the retailing landscape.