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Dollar General Opens 17,000th Store

Dollar General is celebrating the official grand opening of its 17,000th store in Fountain, CO. The company opened its first store in Colorado in 2006, and currently operates about 60 store locations in the state.

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Walmart Signs Seiyu Deal With KKR, Rakuten

In a deal that reduces its role in the Japanese retail market, Walmart has signed a definitive agreement with investment firm KKR & Co. and Internet services provider Rakuten under which KKR will purchase a majority stake and a new Rakuten subsidiary will purchase a minority stake in Seiyu GK at $1.6 billion.

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Meijer Reveals Holiday Deals

Meijer has revealed a sneak peek at weeklong holiday deals that will replace traditional Black Friday sales its stores have offered in recent years. The ads are the latest in the retailer’s continued efforts to provide customers opportunities to adjust their shopping strategies due to the pandemic.

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Home Depot To Acquire HD Supply Holdings

The Home Depot has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HD Supply Holdings, Inc., a leading national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products in the multifamily and hospitality end markets. The acquisition is expected to position The Home Depot as a premier provider in the MRO marketplace.

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Amazon To Open Mississippi Fulfillment Center

Amazon plans to launch a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Mississippi’s Madison County, creating more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs. The fulfillment center will be the first facility located in the state to feature Amazon’s innovative robotics technology.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Completes Sale Of Christmas Tree Shops

Bed Bath & Beyond has completed the sale of its Christmas Tree Shops retail banner, its institutional Linen Holdings business and a distribution center located in Florence, NJ. Total cash proceeds from the three separate sale agreements were approximately $250 million.

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Survey: Home-Oriented Gift Cards Hot For Holiday

Blackhawk Network, which develops branded pay products, has determined that the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed consumer interest in home, redecorating and DIY projects as suggested by a study conducted from August 24 to 31 indicating that home good gift cards purchasing had increased 71% year over year.

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Amazon Expands In-Garage Delivery Service

Amazon said that tens of millions of Amazon Prime members will now have access to Key by Amazon’s In-Garage Delivery service in more than 4,000 cities across the U.S. The service lets eligible Prime members enjoy contactless package delivery securely inside their garage, and offers convenient delivery confirmation for customers using the app.

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Century 21 Intellectual Property Assets Up For Sale

Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the sale of intellectual property assets and domain name brokerage, is seeking a buyer for the intellectual property of Century 21 Department Stores, including its trademarks, the C21Stores.com domain name, customer data, social media assets and more.

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Four Winn-Dixie Supermarkets Debut In Florida

Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is opening four new Winn-Dixie stores located in Boynton Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lakewood Ranch, FL.

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