Dollar General Buys Walmart Express Locations, Will Expand Meat Offerings
Dollar General announced this week the discount retailer has purchased 41 former Wal-Mart Express locations across 11 states. Dollar General anticipates relocating 40 existing Dollar General Stores into the purchased sites by October. The newly-relocated Dollar General stores will use a new layout with expanded offerings such as fresh meat and produce. Dollar General also intends to operate the fueling stations in 37 of those locations, according to Meatingpalce. Wal-Mart launched the Express stores in 2011, which emphasized packaged foods and were designed to appeal to shoppers looking for convenience, while Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Markets stock fresh meat and produce. In January, Wal-Mart announced it would close all 102 of its small-format Express stores while preparing to open more Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets in 2017.
Image: Indianapolis – Circa June 2016: Dollar General Retail Location. Dollar General is a Small-Box Discount Retailer V .
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.