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Grocery Outlet enters eighth state

- Retail
Grocery Outlet expanded its reach on the East Coast with a new store in Hagerstown, MD.

Dollar General pilots self-checkout-only stores, expanding produce to 3,000 stores in 2022

- Retail
Goodlettsville, TN-based Dollar General is piloting stores with self-checkout only as the company looks to optimize its low-labor small-format concepts.

Dollar General to add produce to 1,000 stores in 2022 

- Retail
Executives see a future for fresh produce in as many as 10,000 of the company's stores.

Instacart adds discount features

- General News
From a Deals Tab and exclusive savings for Express members, to a new reduced cost and free delivery option and new Dollar Store Hub destination on the Instacart marketplace, the company is rolling out more ways for customers to save when shopping from their favorite retailers.

Save A Lot sells 32 stores to newly-formed grocery investor Yellow Banana

- Retail
The deal is part of the discount grocer’s ongoing efforts to convert corporate-owned stores to local ownership. The 32 stores generate annual revenues in excess of $130 million, immediately positioning Yellow Banana as one of Save A Lot’s largest Retail Partners nationwide.

Dollar General commits fresh produce in food deserts

- Retail
The company currently offers fresh produce in more than 1,300 stores, providing the top 20 items typically sold in grocery stores and approximately 80 percent of produce categories carried by most grocers. Dollar General plans to expand this offering in up to 10,000 stores, including a meaningful number of stores located in food deserts.

ALDI continues nationwide expansion with 100 new stores in 2021

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The retailer says it will open approximately 100 new locations nationwide in 2021, with a focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast.

Lidl’s Long Island debut affected prices more than Walmart

- Retail
Retailers on Long Island decreased prices considerably after Lidl opened new stores compared to prices collected before Lidl entered the market. The price-cutting effect was more pronounced than previous academic findings about Walmart's entry into a new market where price decreases typically varied between 1% and 2.5 % or 5% at most.

Dollar General accelerates produce initiatives, aims for fresh produce in more than 1,000 stores in 2020

- Retail
Successes with adding more fresh produce and perishables are pushing the company to accelerate plans to add more fresh produce and expand the DG Fresh self-distribution initiative.

Dollar General continues fresh advancements, expands produce to 600 stores in Q3

- Retail
Dollar General’s staggering footprint of 16,000 stores is getting even bigger in 2020. The company plans to add 1,000, remodel 1,500 and relocate 80 stores next year, with continued enhancements for fresh foods.