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The Produce Reporter Week in Review – December 3, 2021

- General News

Pamela and Greg are talking Amazon, and the Produce Blueprints deep dive into the e-commerce giant’s …

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

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

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – September 3, 2021

- General News
Pamela and Greg talk branded produce, and the complication retail private brands present for marketers. Meanwhile Dollar General is clearing the path toward self-distribution, and inflation could put a damper on promotion activities.

Dollar General clears path to fresh produce self-distribution

- Retail
The Goodlettsville, TN-based company is now delivering refrigerated and frozen items to 17,500 stores from 12 facilities.

Dollar General plans to hire up to 50,000 individuals by Labor Day

- Retail
The new hiring event is on top of the company's pledge to hire 20,000 earlier this year as the company prepares to open more than a thousand stores in FY2021.

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.

Dollar Tree pilots fresh produce

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Deep discounter Dollar Tree, famous for its $1 for everything in the store discount positioning, is piloting a new store format that includes fresh produce.

Dollar, discounters lead new store openings in U.S.

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While the majority of new store openings are dollar and deep discounters, they appeal to a broad section of U.S. consumers.

Dollar General to hire up to 20,000 across supply chain

- Retail
Dollar General’s week-long recruiting efforts include opportunities for external candidates to join one of America’s fastest-growing retailers in a number of business operations

Dollar General makes smart produce bet

- Analysis
Who would want to buy produce from a deep discounter like Dollar General, which offers only a small assortment of the most common fruits and vegetables?