Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

New York City -- Brixmor Property Group announced two retailers will join Arapahoe Crossings, located Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver. Omaha-based department store retailer Gordmans is slated to open during fall 2012 with a 55,000-sq.-ft. store. In early 2012, Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet will open a 7,000-sq.-ft. store adjacent to King Soopers grocery store. Gordmans and Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet will be joining more than 30 shops and services including Kohl’s, King Soopers, Marshall’s, Office Max, Big Lots and AMC Theaters.

Omaha, Neb. -- Wal-Mart Stores said it will build its first neighborhood market in Nebraska, a 34,000-sq.-ft. store opening in northwest Omaha. Walmart last week opened the first of five market stores opening by Nov. 2 in Wichita, Kan. It was the retail giant's first venture into that city with the smaller market stores. The full range of products to be sold at the new Walmart market includes fresh meats, vegetables, dairy products, dry goods and staples, bakery and deli items, canned and packaged goods, and pet and household supplies.

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