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FUTURE OF RETAIL : What it's like inside Wal-Mart's new marketplace that's a threat to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's

HAYLEY PETERSON


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Wal-Mart is expanding its fleet of smaller-format stores, called Neighborhood Markets.










The Markets, which are one fifth of the size of Wal-Mart Supercenters, pose a major threat to traditional supermarkets like Whole Foods, Kroger, and Trader Joe's, according to Moody's analysts.







"The advantages of the Neighborhood Market concept will be difficult to beat back,"Moody's Vice President Charles O'Shea said in a recent note to clients.




The Markets are like mini Supercenters. The interior of some of the stores is very similar to Wal-Mart's big warehouses, with exposed ceiling beams, wide aisles, and fluorescent lighting.
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The stores offer the same low prices as Wal-Mart's giant warehouse stores, but in a much smaller and more easily accessible location, giving the Neighborhood Markets a "distinct competitive advantage over virtually anyone," according to analysts. 






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The Markets put a strong focus on …

INDIA : 27th mango festival kick starts at Dilli Haat

Jul 4, 11:34 am







New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): With yesterday's grand inauguration of the 27th International Mango Festival by CM Arvind Kejrival, mango lovers can now look forward to a fascinating display of lip-smacking variety of the king of fruits at Dilli Haat.







For this edition of the three-day festival, the Delhi Tourism department has enabled 13 farmers and nine government institutions to showcase the variety of mangoes.




Giving details about the festival, Dr. RP Srivastav said that there are more than 600 varieties of mangoes this time with deshahri, mallika, chausa, aamrapali, langda, ramkela being the preferred choices.





Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Dy CM Manish Sisodia taking a look at the varieties of mangoes at the Annual Mango Festival 2015 (PTI Photo)



Abdul Samat, a participating vendor said that he has bought 50 varieties of the fruit this time with sugar-free mangoes, sensation and gol makhan being his specialty.




Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along wit…