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The Dallas Morning News reports that Eckerd Corp. plans to build 250 stores a year during each of the next three years, largely in markets such as Dallas-Fort Worth, New York and Atlanta, as it looks to keep up with its larger competitors, Walgreen and CVS.

In recent years, Eckerd focused on replacing older stores in markets where it already had a presence, as well as getting rid of unproductive categories and improving its inventory management.

Eckerd, a subsidiary of JC Penny, has been said to be “for sale” for the right price.
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