Walmart Is Coming For New York

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?

Wal-Mart to aggressively roll out smaller stores [Salon]