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Wal-Mart Set to Unveil New Design for Supercenters


Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching a new design for its supercenters, which will feature wider aisles, lower shelves and a more convenient layout.

The company is to unveil the designs Wednesday at stores in Rogers, Ark., and Fayetteville, Ark.

The new design is intended to place sections of the store in more convenient areas. For instance, the pharmacy is next to the food section, instead of its customary spot on the general-merchandise side.

The redesigned stores will feature more directional signs, and the lower shelves will improve sight lines for customers, the company said. Wal-Mart is also introducing brighter colors to make shopping areas more inviting and a color scheme to define different merchandise areas.

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