There’s plenty of debate about what Wal-Mart will or won’t do, whether their smaller format stores would work, and how smaller Wal-Marts would affect the current players in the supermarket industry. However, I think the most interesting part of the attached article is the idea of Wal-Mart purchasing Rite Aid, which would give it a small format presence in urban markets on the east and west coasts.

One thing is for sure: Wal-Mart’s actions continue to be closely followed and analyzed by everyone in the retail industry.

Built for Speed? Analysts question how fast Wal-Mart will grow its smaller formats