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•  From Reuters:

"Walmart's Mexico unit will open stores under a new 'Walmart Express' brand beginning in November, and gradually convert all existing Superama grocery stores to the format, it said on Wednesday.

"The move will give the country's biggest retailer another brand alongside its Walmart, Sam's Club and Bodega Aurrera chains, as it focuses on ramping up e-commerce. Superama stores, while varied in size, are typically much smaller than the flagship Walmart shopping centers and sell only groceries.

"As with its other formats, Walmart Express customers will be able to place orders online for pickup or delivery, said Walmart de Mexico, also known as Walmex."