Last updated on August 1st, 2016 at 08:02 am
Dollar General said July 27 that it had completed its purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations in 11 states.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General anticipates relocating 40 existing Dollar Generals into the purchased sites by October 2016 and entering one new market—Coal Hill, Arkansas—as part of the purchase.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“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, CEO.
Communities served by the newly-relocated stores will enjoy a fresh “DG16” layout with additional square feet on the sales floor, complete with expanded offerings such as fresh meat and produce, all designed to make shopping easier for customers. Dollar General also intends to operate the fueling stations in 37 of these locations.
In addition to the Coal Hill location, the acquisition includes the following stores previously operated under the Walmart Express banner, listed by state:
Alabama—Ashford, Gurley and New Hope
Georgia—Alma, Ashburn, Donalsonville, Lakeland, Pearson and Pelham
Kansas—Columbus, Hillsboro and Rose Hill
Louisiana—Clinton, Independence and Kentwood
Mississippi—Belmont, Calhoun City, Mantachie, Nettleton and Sardis
North Carolina—Broadway, Carthage, Coats, Four Oaks, Liberty, Pikeville, Princeton, Red Springs, Richfield, Snow Hill, Stedman and Yanceyville
Oklahoma—Luther, Okemah, Stroud and Wewoka
South Carolina—Gray Court
Dollar General, in business for more than 75 years, is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. Its stores sell food/snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items. It operated 12,719 stores in 43 states as of April 29, 2016.