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• The Bergen Record reports that Walmart plans to open its first neighborhood Market grocery store in New Jersey with a 42,000 square foot unit in Hawthorne that it hopes to have open in about a year.

The paper suggests that the opening of the store "will dramatically change the competitive landscape for ShopRite, A&P and other supermarket chains," especially if it just the first of a broader rollout across the state.

Walmart has about 200 Neighborhood Markets operating in the US at present, and plans to open 30-40 this year.
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