Alco Stores moving corporate headquarters to Dallas area

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Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Alco Stores Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters from Kansas to suburban Dallas to be in a more metropolitan area.

CEO Rich Wilson said Wednesday that the move to Coppell (kuh-PEHL'), Texas, from Abilene, Kansas, will give the company easy access to many of its stores, other major retailers and better transportation.

Wilson says relocating to a more accessible location for vendors is critical and that Coppell will help it to attract and keep executive-level personnel.

The move takes place in June.

Alco has 217 stores in 23 states selling home furnishings, outdoor products, electronics sporting goods and clothing.

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