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The Rancho Cucamonga Press Enterprise reports that when Sears opens a 180,000 sq. ft. Sears Grand store in that Southern California community, among the amenities it will feature will be a kind of convenience store that sells milk, beverages, snacks and frozen pizzas.

While on the surface it might appear that Sears is joining the Wal-Mart/Kmart/Target trend toward supercenters, the company says that this is not its intention. Rather, it is looking to attract young families with a completely convenience-oriented product mix, not a full-service grocery store.

The Rancho Cucamonga unit is one of five that Sears plans to test.
KC's View:
Maybe it's because the memories of what it is like to be a so-called "young family" is fast fading, but we can't imagine running down to the local Sears for a gallon of milk, a six-pack of beer and some chips.