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•  CNBC reports that Dollar General, satisfied with the test of a new Popshelf format "aimed at wealthier, suburban shoppers who enjoy the hunt for a good deal," has decided to "have approximately 1,000 of the stores by the end of the 2025 fiscal year — including about 100 more locations that will open next fiscal year. It has 30 Popshelf stores in six states as of Oct. 29. It plans to open its first stores in Texas in the early spring."

According to the story, "Popshelf stores are roughly 9,000 square feet and carry items such as home goods, seasonal decor and party supplies, including items from Dollar General’s private brands."

And, Bloomberg reports that Dollar General "is preparing its first international expansion, with plans to open as many as 10 stores in Mexico by early 2023."