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Dollar Tree continues to expand distribution network

BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy

Dollar Tree has opened the doors to its 23rd distribution center, and another is on the way.

The company’s newest facility is located in Warrensburg, Missouri. The distribution center will service the 11 of the company’s stores located across 11 Midwestern states.

Dollar Tree invested approximately $110 million in the facility, according to the company.

The discounter also recently broke ground on its 24th distribution center in Morrow County, Ohio, scheduled to open in summer 2019. This new facility will be 1.2 million sq. ft., and is expected to create 400 new jobs in the local community.

Both buildings will bolster Dollar Tree’s distribution network, which shipped and received more than 1.7 billion cases of merchandise in 2017.

Dollar Tree operates nearly 15,000 stores across the United States and five Canadian provinces.

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More layoffs at Sears

BY CSA Staff

Sears Holdings Corp. has made another round of layoffs.

The struggling retailer laid off some 200 workers, with about 150 of the employees working at Sears’ Hoffman Estates (Illinois) corporate center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, reported CNBC. Earlier this year, Sears cut about 220 headquarters positions.

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Target expands curbside pickup

BY Marianne Wilson

Target Corp. wants more customers to take advantage of its time-saving pickup option.

The retailer has expanded its “Drive Up” service to 200 additional stores across the Midwest and select other states. The service allows shoppers to place orders via the Target app, then have their items brought out to the car by a store associate.

With the latest round of expansion, more than 800 Target stores in 25 states now offer curbside pickup, with expansion to more markets planned for late August. Nearly 1,000 Target stores will offer the service by the holidays, the company said.

“Drive Up has quickly become one of Target’s most popular pickup options thanks to its speed and convenience, with everything from home essentials to clothing to electronics orders brought out to cars within two minutes of when a guest pulls into the store parking lot,” the retailer stated.

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