The end of Walmart's giant discount stores? That's what one astute industry observer predicts. It may seem far-fetched, but John Rand thinks smaller Walmart stores will replace them. Here's why he may be right:
Walmart's numbers have been stagnating in the U.S. lately, but overseas in emerging markets, the world's biggest retailer has been coming on strong. Its stock has been hovering in the low $50s -- and you won't believe where Trefis puts its estimate for the real value of the low-price giant.