2011 is near the end, but that doesn’t stop Bossier Parish from growing. Fred’s Super Dollar Store will help Bossier Parish see a year end growth in new business. Fred’s opened a new location in Haughton and celebrated with a community and Bossier Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on December 30th. The fan fare was spectacular. I’d guess there were at least 100 people in attendance for the event. Supporters of the new business included everyone from local citizens, the Police Chief, Fire Department, Mayor and Representative Henry Burns. Haughton High School band and cheerleaders provided a pep-rally spirit. Fred’s expresses an interest to serve in both local and national organizations. Fred’s Super Dollar showed their interest in the Haughton community by presenting Haughton School’s with two checks for $1000 each.
According to their website: Fred’s Super Dollar traces its history back to an original store in Coldwater, Mississippi opened in 1947, today Fred’s is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and operates almost 700 discount general merchandise stores, including 24 franchised Fred’s stores, mainly across the southeastern states. With a unique store format and strategy that combines the best elements of a discount dollar store, drug store and mass merchant, Fred’s stores stock more than 12,000 frequently purchased items that address the everyday needs of its customers. This merchandise includes nationally recognized brand name products, proprietary Fred’s label products, and lower-priced, and off-brand products.
The vision of Fred’s is to see a smile on every customer’s face. With stocked shelves and several really good sales, there was no shortage of smiles on the faces this morning. Fred’s encourages their team members to provide help in succeeding throughout their organization. It was evident of the support as managers from other stores around the area were in attendance to cheer on Butch Willis, General Manager of the store.
The Haughton store is currently a retail facility. There are plans and hopes for a pharmacy in the future. The staff is very friendly and helpful. What a great way to end the year. Bossier Parish on the grow! I encourage you to stop by, buy a few things, say hi to Butch and make sure you tell them you read my blog. Fred’s Super Dollar is located at 200 N. Elm, Haughton, LA 71037.
On a side note, I just want to tell you that I have enjoyed my first year as a Bossier Chamber of Commerce Diplomat. The connections that I’ve made in the community are invaluable. If you haven’t joined the Chamber of Commerce, I say “Join Now!”. But let me go further, don’t just “join”, get active. You won’t regret it.
See ya around Bossier,