Wal-Mart Supercenters

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The future growth of the world's largest company hinges on its "supercenter" format, a bold evolution that made it the nation's largest grocer in a few short years. While proposals for big-box retail have long involved politically sensitive trade-offs for planners, supercenters bring these into sharp focus by concentrating substantial wage impacts on one group, grocery workers. The first Wal-Mart Supercenters opened in 1988 which combined the discount outlets and grocery stores (Forsythe, 2003). There had been complaints about the Hypermarts not providing a fully-stocked grocery offering. Wal-Mart attacked these issues by opening five supercenters with better-stocked grocery sections. The Hypermart format was eventually phased out when the
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