Dollar General to Expand Market Concept
Dallas, Dollar General plans to open at least 30 of its Dollar General Market concept stores, which feature a broader selection of groceries than its traditional units, in several markets this year, according to a report in the Dallas Business Journal. Analysts told the paper that the Market format is designed to help the company compete more effectively with Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Market stores. Dollar General plans to open 700 stores in total during 2005.
Wegmans to Establish Pharmacy School
Rochester, N.Y., Robert B. Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets, has donated $5 million to be used for the creation of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. The school is expected to open in 2006.
Jo-Ann Appoints New VP
Hudson, Ohio, Jo-Ann Stores named David Holmberg executive VP, store operations. In this position, he will lead the strategic execution of the company’s transition to its newer superstore format. Holmberg has responsibility for store site selection, construction and visual merchandising, as well as the chain’s financial and operational performance.