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hypermart

(ˈhaɪpəˌmɑːt)
n
(Commerce) a very large, discount supermarket with a maximum range of products including groceries, apparel and general household goods
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The company's Hypermart USA stores and its Supercenters were very similar, analysts noted, with the only difference being that the hypermarkets carried some higher-end products not found in the Supercenters.
In the 1980S Walmarl developed Hypermart USA, 220.000-square-foot stores that were a joint venture with Dallas-based Cullum Cos., then the operatot of the Tom Thumb chain.
However, in 1983 the first Sam's Club debuted, and in 1987 the company opened its first Wal-Mart Hypermart USA in Garland, Texas, a 220,000-square-foot unit that became the forerunner of the company's current primary growth vehicle, the Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Garland was the site of Wal-Mart's first Hypermart USA, a failed grocery-store concept in 1987 that preceded the company's Supercenters by a year.
A Fort Worth, Texas, resident who shopped Hypermart USA for Quick Frozen Foods International reported that the only frozen items in the first wave of Great Value there were ice cream and waffles.
In addition, the retailing giant has announced that it will open a 704, 150-square-foot food distribution center in Clarksville, Ark., to supply its Supercenters, as well as its four Hypermart USA units and 20 supermarket and warehouse-style stores.
The company's Hypermart USA stores that debuted at the end of December 1987 saw the company partner with an established supermarket operator for the food side of the outlets.
Wal-Mart first entered the grocery business in 1987 with the opening of four Wal-Mart Hypermart USA stores.
Wal-Mart has taken more direct aim at the supermarket business with its SuperCenter format, which made its debut in 1988 as part of an experiment that also included four gigantic Hypermart USA outlets.
In many of these, it supplies big stores, including the Carrefour hypermarket in Philadelphia as well as Wal-Mart Hypermart USA and Super Center units.
* The retailer opens its first Hypermart USA outlet--a 220,000-square-foot store featuring supermarket as well as discount store merchandise--in Garland, Texas.
Even before Wal-Mart opened its first Supercenters in the late 1980s, it tested an even larger grocery store/general merchandise concept, Hypermart USA stores.