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Dollar General launching $5 store chain

Unlike many retailers, Dollar General has proved largely immune to the coronavirus’ devastating impact on brick-and-mortar stores. Now the discount chain is shrugging off the pandemic to launch a new line of stores geared to less budget-mind shoppers.

The Tennessee company said Thursday that it will debut the new store concept, called Popshelf, with two locations opening near Nashville on October 29. It plans to have about 30 locations in various markets by the end of 2021.

Unlike Dollar General, which mostly sells necessities including food, snacks and cleaning supplies, Popshelf will sell beauty products, home decor, party supplies and other discretionary items. Still, the emphasis will remain on affordability — most products will sell for $5 or less.

The new chain’s target audience will initially skew female, with the outlets located in suburban markets with household incomes ranging from $50,000 to $125,000. The modest-sized stores, which will run roughly

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Ghetto Gastro and CRUX Are Launching an Exclusive Line of Small Kitchen Appliances with Williams Sonoma

Ghetto Gastro and CRUX Are Launching an Exclusive Line of Small Kitchen Appliances with Wi

Upgrade your cookware with this bold collection.

A team of young chefs redefining the culinary world recently joined forces with a brand known for its stylish, functional kitchen appliances, resulting in a new collection of cookware you need to know about. Ghetto Gastro, a Bronx-based culinary collective founded by Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker, and CRUX, a kitchenware brand designed for modern home cooks, have teamed up to create an exclusive line of cookware with Williams Sonoma. “Williams Sonoma began working with Ghetto Gastro and CRUX on a collaboration over a year ago out of admiration for the culinary collective’s shared commitment to community and advancing social justice through food,” said Williams Sonoma president, Ryan Ross, in a statement. “Ghetto Gastro’s culinary prowess and passion for design, culture, and community come through in

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