Wal-Mart continues Japanese expansion with first supercenter

The world's largest retailer recently opened the first Japanese Wal-Mart Supercenter an hour outside of Tokyo, a 72,000-square-foot store likely to appeal to younger customers. While Wal-Mart has tried to improve traditional Japanese supply chain inefficiencies with a streamlined computer system, the retailer still faces challenges from Aeon supercenters and smaller grocery stores.

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