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Sprouts planning grocery store off Camp Bowie in Fort Worth

As Sprouts Farmers Market prepares to open its first store in Hurst in early August, it’s also planning another location in west Fort Worth.

A permit filing shows Sprouts wants to open a store near Camp Bowie Boulevard and Bernie Anderson Avenue. Construction could begin in August and be completed in January. The company declined to comment on the project.

The Fort Worth store is planned for land that Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co. bought at the end of 2013 as part of the acquisition of the Village at Camp Bowie shopping center in the Ridglea neighborhood.

The shopping center was developed in the mid-1950s and was known for many years by its address, 6333 Camp Bowie.

The 28,000-square-foot Hurst store, at 316 Grapevine Highway, will open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. It will be the retailer’s 15th store in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Other Tarrant County stores are in Southlake, Keller and off SW Loop 820 in Fort Worth.

At the Hurst opening, the first 200 shoppers will receive 20 percent off their first purchase and every 15th shopper will receive a coupon book. Other events and giveaways are planned for the grand opening weekend of Aug. 9-10.

Foreign sales of V-22

Bell Helicopter is pushing international sales of its V-22 Osprey and closing in on deals with Israel and Japan, the company’s top executive, John Garrison, said during last week’s Farnborough International Airshow in England.

“It’s possible that we could be under contract by the end of the year,” Garrison said in an interview with Bloomberg News.

The Pentagon notified Congress of a possible $1.13 billion sale of at least six V-22s to Israel in January, while Japan could purchase 17, according to a request for proposals. There also are “a couple” of other strong export prospects, Garrison said.

Sales have been hleped by the aircraft’s successful deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the Osprey has amassed more than 250,000 flight hours, Garrison said. The V-22 is built by Bell and Boeing, with many parts made in the Fort Worth area and final assembly in Amarillo. — Bloomberg News

Savings for teachers

As teachers prepare to head back to the classroom, Walmart is offering special deals to save them money.

Starting Friday, Walmart will offer teachers a 10 percent savings on classroom supplies in a special promotion that runs for a week. The retailer said its discount is in response to decreased funding for teachers nationwide.

Teachers who shop at Walmart stores during its Teacher Appreciation Week will receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10 percent back on nearly 15,000 products, from pencils and glue to classroom décor.

“On average, teachers around the country spend about $1,000 readying their classrooms, and half of that comes from reaching into their own wallets to make sure students have what they need,” said Steve Bratspies, executive vice president, in a statement.

After shopping, teachers will need to go online to by Aug. 15 to register receipts by entering their school information and receipt transaction code.

Savings on eligible items will be rebated on a Walmart eGift card via email within 14 days.