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Walmart To Open New Grocery-Only Stores In East Bay

HAYWARD (CBS 5) -- Walmart has confirmed plans for a first-in-California: Grocery-only stores in the East Bay communities of Pleasanton and Hayward.

Other Bay Area Walmarts do have grocery aisles inside the stores, but these new stores will have nothing but groceries.

Walmart will move into the former sites of Circuit City in Hayward and Nob Hill Foods in Pleasanton.

Walmart has been on an aggressive expansion effort in California, recently gathering signatures in Milpitas to force the city either to approve an in-store grocery for Walmart's existing store there or else take it to the voters. The city, lacking money for a special election, was essentially forced to approve Walmart's plans.

Another grocery-only store is rumored for San Ramon, but there's been no official confirmation yet.

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