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Marketplace, on National Public Radio (NPR), reports on how Walmart is "getting ready to open the smallest Walmart in the country -- 2,500 square feet -- on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta ... The location is set to open this spring in a former ribs joint.  It’s not clear what items will stay and what will go as Walmart shoe-horns its big-box sensibilities into a convenience store."

The move, Marketplace notes, "is part of Walmart’s efforts to penetrate retail niches outside the big box, and its renowned buying power could challenge other players in the pharmacy and convenience store sector."
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