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Three 12000squarefood Spring Market stores opened Tuesday
<p>Three 12,000-square-food Spring Market stores opened Tuesday.</p>

Brookshire completes Walmart Express conversions

With three new openings on Tuesday, Brookshire Grocery Co. completed the rebranding of 25 former Walmart Express stores in Texas and Louisiana under the new Spring Market banner.

The 12,000-square-foot Spring Market stores offer customers a full shopping experience with produce, market, dairy, bakery, grocery and health and beauty care items as well as fuel centers, the Tyler, Texas-based retailer said. Many stores also carry alcohol where permitted.

Brookshire acquired the sites in June from Walmart, which closed them earlier this year when it shut down its small-store Walmart Express concept. Dollar General and Harps Foods also acquired some Express sites from Walmart.

“We are grateful for the welcome and support we are receiving in each community where we have a Spring Market,” Brad Brookshire, BGC chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We are glad to be able to provide the great people in these towns with a grocery store that offers quality products at competitive prices along with outstanding customer service."

The name Spring Market represents the company’s 88-year history that began with the opening of its first store on Spring Avenue in Tyler in 1928. Spring Market stores are now open in the Texas cities of Anson, DeKalb, Diana, Edgewood, Frankston, Godley, Grandview, Haskell, Hughes Springs, Italy, Kemp, Leonard, Lone Star, Merkel, Naples, Palmer, Redwater, Waskom, Whitewright and Winters. Louisiana Spring Markets stores are located in Colfax, Iowa, Lake Arthur, Mamou and Zwolle. The new stores bring BGC’s total store count to 177.

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