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The Dallas Morning News reports that Wal-Mart Stores has moved past Albertsons to be the top seller of groceries in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, owning a 25.1 percent market share.

This emergence comes as the result of a remarkable six year run, during which Wal-Mart started as the sixth-ranked grocery retailer in the region and managed to move past Target, Minyard, Kroger, Safeway's Tom Thumb, and, finally, Albertsons.

Albertsons now has 17.6 percent, Tom Thumb has 15 percent, Kroger has 12.7 percent, Minyard Food Stores has 9.1 percent and Target Corp.'s SuperTarget has 3.9 percent.

Wal-Mart is expected to next move into the top position in Houston, where Kroger currently is number one with 24.5 percent, compared to Wal-Mart's 23.8 percent.
KC's View:
Wal-Mart's message is crystal clear: "No matter who you are, no matter where you operate…we're coming to get you."