Belk is wasting no time in expanding its new shopping format.
The department store retailer will open 10 Belk Outlet stores in May, giving it a total of 16 outlet destinations. (Locations listed at end of article).
Belk debuted its first outlet in January 2023, converting its store in Greeneville, Tenn., to the format. In March and April, the retailer converted an additional five locations to Belk Outlet, with stores in Laurens, S.C.; Cedar Bluff, Va.; Russellville, Ark.; Clarksville, Tenn.; and Douglasville, Ga.
Belk Outlets feature discounted items that come directly from traditional Belk stores, including high-end and designer brands that the locations may not have carried in the past.
The next 10 Belk Outlet locations are:
•Cordele, Ga. (opened 5/12);;
• Land O Lakes, Fla. (opened 5/16);
• Palm Coast, Fla. (opened 5/16);
•Saint Marys, Ga. (opened 5/16);
• Bossier City, La. (opens 5/23);
•Westminster, Md. (opens 5/23);
•Stillwater, Oak. (opens 5/23);
•Sherman, Tex. (opens 5/23);
•Franklin, Va. (opens 5/23); and
•Parkersburg, W.Va. (opens 5/23).
Based in Charlotte, N.C., the privately-owned Belk operates nearly 300 stores in 16 Southeastern states. In September 2022, the company named Don Hendricks as CEO. He had been serving in the role on an interim basis since May 2022, following the resignation of Nir Patel, who left to join GameStop.