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Wal-Mart’s Future: Will It Become Engine Of the U.S. Economy

Wal-Mart’s SuperCenters have become modern-day Main Streets, with all the requisite stores and services of a downtown shopping district.

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The auction site could be yet another test for the retailer. Wal-Mart may want to replicate the success of eBay, although a parallel universe with two sets of pricing could upset suppliers. Yet Wal-Mart’s access to products is unmatched. The company moves so much merch that manufacturers bend over backwards to stay in its good graces.

The Sam’s site has an interesting inventory of designer clothing and jewelry. “A lot of people have said Wal-Mart is not a factor in apparel,” said Huff. “If they get it right, it’s going to be devastating.”
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