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Over 650 discount
general merchandise
stores with 320 store
and pharmacy
locations.

Tracing its history back to an original store in Coldwater, Mississippi, opened in 1947, today fred's is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and operates over 650 discount general merchandise stores, including 19 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, off-brand products.

The company has two distribution centers, one in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dublin, Georgia.

Additional Properties

fred’s Inc. also owns and operates two additional retail chains. Getwell Drug & Dollar is a convenient pharmacy destination, with 5 locations across Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi that offer an expanded over-the-counter medication selection, individualized patient care, and more than 1,700 $1 items. For more information, please visit www.getwelldrug.com. Yazoo Trading Company is a new store concept that offers hardware, auto, and pet and animal supplies. With 5 locations across Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia, this hometown shopping destination provides a wide variety of basic home project needs at the lowest prices. For more information, please visit www.yazootradingcompany.com.

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