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Dollar Stores and Fresh Produce: A winning strategy?

- Produce Blueprints
Dollar stores are a force to be reckoned with, boasting more than 34,000 locations and counting.

Dollar General clears path to fresh produce self-distribution

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

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

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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 store competition in food is small but growing

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Grocery store closures were the highest in 20 years in 2019—but that wasn’t true for one segment of retail. In 2019, dollar store formats grew 5 percent.

Study finds equal quality fresh foods at dollar stores

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As deep discount stores, so-called “dollar stores,” add more fresh food to their lineup, a new study by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found produce quality was virtually the same as traditional grocers in the area.

NGA: How to compete with dollar stores

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SAN DIEGO – Dollar stores present serious competition to independent retailers, increasingly in food, but there are a few key ways to differentiate with them.