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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.
While Hypermart USA was a failure, it gave rise to We smaller Walmart Supercenters, which is the company's dominant format today.
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.
Even before the McLane acquisition, Wal-Mart had opened Hypermart USA, a gigantic combination store in Arlington, Texas, just outside Dallas.
to supply its Supercenters, as well as its four Hypermart USA units and 20 supermarket and warehouse-style stores.
currently operates 2,102 Wal-Mart stores and Supercenters as well as 439 SAM's Clubs, 4 HYPERMART USA units and 27 major distribution centers across the United States and Puerto Rico.
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.
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.