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New store coming in July

Things are coming up Roses in Brewton as the announcement of a new retailer was made Monday.

Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace said the new discount retailer announced plans to locate a store in Douglas Square Shopping Center with an opening in July.

“We are excited to greet Rose’s Express Store to our city as we continue to aggressively market our city as we grow,” Lovelace said.

The store is part of a North Carolina-based corporation, Variety Wholesalers, Inc., and will occupy some 29,000 square feet of the former Wal-Mart building.

Company officials expect to hire 20 people. According to the company’s website, Variety Wholesalers owns several discount retail chains. The Super 10 Division consists of 85 stores ranging in size from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet and operate under the names “Super Dollar,” “Bill’s Dollar Stores,” “Super 10” and “Bargain Town.” 

The Maxway Division consists of 135 stores ranging in size from 10,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet and are chiefly competitive with junior department stores under the Maxway and Roses Express nameplates.

Brewton’s store will be in the Rose’s Division, one of some 160 stores ranging in size from 30,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet. 

All divisions offer an extensive assortment of retail merchandise including both hardlines, which consists of toys, health and beauty aids, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, snacks, etc., and softlines such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, etc..