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In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

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This Sept. 19, 2013 photo shows the sign of a Walmart store in San Jose, Calif.
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Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations.

The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs generated by its expansion plans.

There will be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam's Clubs locations, according to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

A conceptual site plan for the Glenwood Place development.
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Residents in Grant Park and Ormewood Park breathed a sigh of relief this weekend after learning Kroger, not Walmart, will likely be moving into the neighborhood.  

Lauren Rocereta said Walmart was always a bad fit for Grant Park, which runs along a section of the Atlanta Beltline. 

"If you look at Ponce City Market, if you look what's being built along the Beltline, we want urban design, urban development...Go up, not out for the parking lot," said Rocereta, who heads the Grant Park Neighborhood Association. 

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  The fight to keep Walmart from building a new super-store in a DeKalb County shopping center is over, with the citizens’ group Good Growth DeKalb dropping its court challenges against developer Selig Enterprises.

Good Growth DeKalb admits its remaining legal options were not strong, but Selig’s attorneys reached out last to the group last month, and the two parties agreed to end the court battle.

Selig Enterprises via Medlock Area Neighborhood Association

A citizens group is going to the Georgia Court of Appeals to try to stop the development of a Walmart at the Suburban Plaza shopping center.

Good Growth DeKalb spokesperson Louise Runyon says the group will try to overturn a DeKalb Superior Court ruling that says the group has no legal standing to challenge the developers’ building permit, telling WABE, “We feel that the county must follow its own laws, its own ordinances, and that those have been violated in the granting of the Walmart building permit.”