Dollar General has completed the purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states. The stores will feature produce among other expanded offerings.
Earlier this year Walmart dropped the Walmart Express banner, the company's small format, which had been in pilot since 2011. At the time Walmart announced plans to close 154 locations in the United States, 102 of which were Walmart Express stores.
Dollar General anticipates relocating 40 existing Dollar General stores into the purchased sites by October 2016 and entering one new market as part of the purchase.
"Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base," Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive officer, said in a press release. "We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General."
Communities served by the newly relocated stores will enjoy a fresh DG16 layout with additional sales floor square feet, complete with expanded offerings such as fresh produce and meat, all designed to make shopping easier for customers.
Dollar General also intends to operate the fueling stations in 37 of these locations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.