Simon said he believes there is potential for good returns on the Wal-Mart Express concept, too.
“We’re exploring tethering this format to our larger supercenters,” Simon said. “In this test, customers will be able to order supercenter merchandise at a rural Express store and receive it on the same day. On May 2, we opened the first fully tethered Wal-Mart Express store in North Carolina. Customers are buying products, such as bicycles and swimming pools, which they can’t traditionally get inside a 10,000-square foot box.”