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The Boston Globe reports that Walmart plans to open its first Market store - the supermarket format that has been gestating for years, and now seems to finally getting some traction - in New England when it takes over a former Circuit City location in Somerville, Massachusetts. The unit is expected to be open within a year.

According to the piece, the new Market format is expected “to shake up the once-staid supermarket scene in New England,” along with new stores being opened by competitors as diverse as Wegmans and Aldi.
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