Dollar General buys former Walmart Express in Red Springs


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File photo The former Walmart Express in Red Springs is among 41 stores that have been purchased by Dollar General.


GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The former Red Springs Walmart Express at 908 E. Fourth Ave. is among 41 stores that have been purchased by Dollar General.

Dollar General anticipates relocating an existing store location into the purchased sites by October. It is one of 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states the major discount retailer purchased.

“Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base. We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

Communities served by the newly-relocated store will enjoy a fresh DG16 layout with additional sales floor space, complete with expanded offerings such as fresh meat and produce, all designed to make shopping easier for customers. Red Springs is also one of 37 locations where Dollar General intends to operate a fueling station.

Other North Carolina Walmart Express locations purchased by Dollar General include those in Broadway, Carthage, Coats, Four Oaks, Liberty, Pikeville, Princeton, Richfield, Snow Hill, Stedman and Yanceyville.

As of April 29, Dollar General has 12,719 stores in 43 states, and is among the largest discount retailers in the United States.

The Walmart Express in Red Springs was among 269 stores closed, including 154 in the U.S., in January by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Of the 154, 102 of them were under the Walmart Express name.

File photo The former Walmart Express in Red Springs is among 41 stores that have been purchased by Dollar General.
http://robesonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_rs-walmart.jpgFile photo The former Walmart Express in Red Springs is among 41 stores that have been purchased by Dollar General.

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