Budget Store, a full service deep discount retail store locally owned and operated by Saed Abukar, opened for business Sept. 8 at 3029 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids.
Budget Store offers thousands of items in over 25 major merchandise categories all priced at $1.
These include hardware, cosmetics, detergent, cleaners, balloon bouquets, food and snacks, greeting cards, party supplies and small electronics.
Abukar has stocked his store with basic needs and unusual items.
With the help of Dollar Store Services, he will have hundreds of new items available every week, according to Kari Bourn, new store trainer, JW Imports, Las Vegas, Nev.
He knows that making his store “new” every week will provide customers with great values and keep them coming back every week to see “what’s new,” Bourn said
A recent survey indicated that over 70 percent of all consumers shop in dollar stores, she said.
“What many consumers may not know is that dollar stores have been found to be cheaper than major discounters (such as Walmart and Target) on over 55 percent of items they both carry,” Bourn said.
“This ability to bring significant savings to their customers every day, along with personalized friendly service and convenient store hours makes them confident that the store will be well-received by the community.”
Saed contracted with Dollar Store Services, North America’s largest discount retail store developer.
The company has assisted over 1,800 independent business owners in establishing their own stores since 1995.
It provides a complete turnkey business opportunity, including finance, site and lease assistance, fixtures, merchandise, all labor, training and no-cost, long-term support.
According to John LaFronz, the company’s general manager, Abukar was involved in every stage of the process of his store development from choosing the location and merchandise, to extensive training.
“His hard work and dedication will make Saed Abukar a wonderful addition to the retail environment in Coon Rapids,” LaFronz said.
“We wish Saed Abukar the greatest success.”
Budget Store is open seven days a week.