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RSOY Design Competition: Blizzard Extension

BY CSA STAFF

Due to the blizzard in New York City and resulting travel delays, the deadline for entries in Chain Store Age’s 29th annual Retail Store of the Year design competition has been extended until Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

For more information/entry form, go to chainstoreage.com/retail-store-year-0 or e-mail [email protected].

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Dollar General considering new DC in Alabama

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New York -Dollar General is considering a plan to build a $60 million distribution center in Bessemer that could create up to 650 jobs, the Birmingham Business Journal reported.

The new facility would be the 10th distribution center for Dollar General (NYSE: DG), according to Tawn Earnest, senior director of corporate communications for the company. The company is seeking incentives from local governments for the project.

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Report: Walmart to test small-format campus store

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Fayetteville, Ark. -A report Monday said that Wal-Mart Stores is preparing to test a small-format store it is calling “Walmart on Campus” at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

According to the report by Advertising Age, the pilot appears to be part of a series of tests of Walmart’s smaller-format stores.

The 10,000-sq.-ft. space under development replaces a just-closed university-run pharmacy. Walmart on Campus is expected to open in January 2011 when classes resume at the university, though it will also be open for nonstudents.

Wal-Mart has publicized its plans to experiment with a variety of smaller stores designed to expand where its 200,000-sq.-ft. superstores can’t be accommodated.

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