Tiny Walmarts Multiply, Spread Across Arkansas

Like the tiny brooms in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” mini Walmarts are marching rhythmically into communities in Arkansas. After the opening of the world’s smallest Walmart on the University of Arkansas campus, BusinessWeek reports that the megaretailer plans to begin construction next week on three new Walmart Express stores.

Of course, “small” is a relative term when it comes to Walmart. The new stores are closer to the size of a normal retail store than that of a sprawling Supercenter. The first new store is “only” about 14,400 square feet.

Wal-Mart to Start Work on Small Stores Next Week in Arkansas [BusinessWeek]