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New Sam’s Club opens in Harker Heights, Texas

BY Michael Fickes

Harker Heights, Texas — Sam’s Club will open its new Harker Heights, Texas location on Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. The grand opening will feature presentations by the mayor of Harker Heights and the president of the chamber of commerce president. Retired NFL player Ed “Too Tall” Jones will make an appearance from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The new 136,000-sq.-ft. warehouse will bring 175 jobs to the community and feature a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a café and a fueling station.

The architecture of the new building employs a variety of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including daylight-harvesting skylights that reduce the energy required to light the store by up to 75% daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70% more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting.

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Sam’s Club opens in Rock Hill, S.C.

BY Michael Fickes

Rock Hill, S.C. — Sam’s Club will open its new Rock Hill, S.C., club on Sep. 26. The grand opening will feature Greg Olsen, tight end for the Carolina Panthers, graffiti artist Reid Bramhall, face painting by Tony the Tiger and a book signing by TV chef and restaurateur Jami Deen.

The architecture of the new building employs a variety of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including daylight-harvesting skylights that reduce the energy required to light the store by up to 75% daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70% more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting.

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Toys ‘R’ Us prepares for Halloween

BY CSA STAFF

Toys ‘R’ Us has opened Trick ‘R’ Treat “Bootiques” inside Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com. These in-store shops feature a broad assortment of Halloween costumes, accessories, candy and gear.

Additionally, from now through Halloween, Toys “R” Us will offer a dedicated Halloween hub on its e-commerce site. The retailer will also place themed interactive content on its Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram channels, including photos from allowing customers to upload photos using the hashtags #Halloween and #BabiesFirstHalloween.

"At Toys "R’ Us, we are excited to offer a one-stop-shop for families looking to make their Halloween frightfully fun," said Lisa Harnisch, senior VP, general merchandise manager, Toys "R" Us, U.S. "From the year’s hottest costumes for kids and innovative dress-up themes for the whole family, to eerie decor and online activities, we are dedicated to providing our customers with affordable, on-trend merchandise for the Halloween season."

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