Dollar General has celebrated the grand opening of its 16,000th store in Panama City, Florida. The company celebrated the milestone with a community celebration and donations to two local elementary schools at its new store, which will serve Gulf Coast residents still rebuilding from Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
Regions of the country impacted by Hurricane Michael can receive assistance from Good360, the charity the International Housewares Association has partnered with to provide hurricane victims with home goods products as they rebuild their lives and homes. Last month, IHA partnered with Good360 to help the Carolinas recover from Hurricane Florence.
As part of a pilot program at 17 Gainesville, Florida, area stores, Walgreens is bringing together new approaches to pricing and promotions, product selection, the shopping experience and strategic collaborations to bring new services to customers.
Walmart will invest an estimated $200 million over the next year in Florida with the retailer planning new store openings and remodels of more than 40 locations in the Sunshine State.
International Market Centers is coordinating product donations and other humanitarian support efforts by exhibitors at the recent High Point Market and the next Las Vegas Market, to be held January 28 to February 1, 2018.
Supervalu is acquiring Associated Grocers of Florida in a deal valued at $180 million.
As part of its charitable efforts, Albertsons Companies said that in the span of 21 days, its customers and employees helped raise more than $8 million in disaster relief donations for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma through a point-of-sale campaign at its 2,300-plus stores.