Thought impervious to Walmart colonization, urban centers like New York and San Francisco are the big box retailer’s next expansion targets.
Mr. Everyday Low Prices is taking a strategic approach. Instead of the all-encompassing warehouses it’s infamous for, Walmart seems to be planning 20,000 square foot outlets that are larger than a Duane Reade, but smaller than a ShopRite. The average normal-size Walmart is 108,000 square feet.
Will urbanites reject the micro-Walmarts? Or has the recession made snobbery unaffordable?