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    Minyards Delays Opening of New Carnival Flagship

    COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores, Inc. here is delaying the opening of its new Hispanic-centric Carnival flagship store due to construction delays, s.v.p. of strategy and marketing Poul Heilmann told Progressive Grocer on Friday.

    COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores, Inc. here is delaying the opening of its new Hispanic-centric Carnival flagship store due to construction delays, s.v.p. of strategy and marketing Poul Heilmann told Progressive Grocer on Friday.

    The ground-up store, to be located in the Oaklawn section of southwest Dallas, will now open sometime in mid-August. It was originally slated to open this month.

    The new Carnival flagship will place heavy emphasis on peripheral departments, including a carniceria, or fresh meat department; seafood department; bakery/deli; fruiteria, featuring fresh fruit and juices; and a cocina, or kitchen, where customers can specialty order prepared foods to take out or eat in.

    Minyard Food Stores operates 67 supermarkets, 40 pharmacies, and 15 "On the Go" fuel stations, in six surrounding counties of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Its porfolio includes 24 Minyard, 19 Sack'n Save, and 25 Carnival Food units.
    --Jenny McTaggart

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