January 31, 2013, 6am PST
Dollar stores were already a presence in rural communities, but recession has caused dollar chains to ramp up development to keep pace with the public's growing need to stretch their paychecks. Urban communities aren't immune from chain creep either.
May 14, 2012, 12pm PDT
Chain store opponents in Vermont battle to preserve the uniqueness of their small towns by pushing against a planned Dollar General Store. While a review board narrowly approved a plan, it also attached a lengthy list of restrictions.
June 19, 2010, 5am PDT
A new study shows a significant increase in planned new retail stores over the past three months, and discounters and grocery stores are leading the way.