Meaning of ”neck-and-nec”

一篇有關美國連鎖企業沃爾瑪(Wal-Mart)將併購Trust-Mart的新聞報導... 以下是其中片段 : The acquisition is likely to trigger an intense battle among foreign and domestic retailers to gain a strong foothold in the world’s fastest-growing economy. The deal puts Wall-Mart "neck-and-neck" in China with Carrefour, the giant French... 顯示更多 一篇有關美國連鎖企業沃爾瑪(Wal-Mart)將併購Trust-Mart的新聞報導...
以下是其中片段 :

The acquisition is likely to trigger an intense battle among foreign and domestic retailers to gain a strong foothold in the world’s fastest-growing economy.

The deal puts Wall-Mart "neck-and-neck" in China with Carrefour, the giant French retailer, which also bid for Trust-Mart. Wal-Mart, which has only 66 stores in China compared with Carrefour’s more than 200, outbid not only Carrefour, but also Tesco and one of China’s large retailer, Lianhua.

What does it mean here by "neck-and-neck"...?
It probably means 「龍頭對龍頭」?
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