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  • Wal-Mart’s Asda Group in the UK reportedly plans to open about eight new George stand-alone stores next year, and is scouting as many as 50 locations as it decides where to put them.

    There are five standalone George stores at present, all devoted to the own-label clothing line that has been extremely successful for the company. Opening such units has become an important part of the Wal-Mart strategy as it tries to grow in a UK environment in which it is hard to find appropriate locations for supermarkets.

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