WalMart muscles in on Target

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Oct 22, 2012 at 6:51 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) Target may be headquartered in Minneapolis, but that's not stopping Wal-Mart Stores from making an aggressive push in its rival's home state.

Three WalMart SuperCenters are slated to open this week in Burnsville, St. Cloud and Redwood Falls, bringing the retail chain's total number of Minnesota stores to 57.

When that happens, Minnesota will have more Wal-Mart outlets, including Sam's Clubs, than it does Target stores. And the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company isn't done. It has begun preliminary work on three more WalMart SuperCenters in Plymouth, Chanhassen and Andover.

Most of Wal-Mart's expansion in Minnesota has been through SuperCenters, which feature full grocery stores in addition to the electronics and other items Wal-Mart stores have traditionally carried.

Wal-Mart currently is the third largest grocer in the Twin Cities behind Cub Foods and Target.

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