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Dollar Stores

Blog post
February 24, 2020, 5am PST
Opponents of dollar stores argue that dollar stores are the mortal enemy of grocery stores. Is this really true?
Michael Lewyn
February 13, 2020, 9am PST
Cities and counties all over the South are restricting further development of dollar stores.
Next City
November 23, 2019, 11am PST
Restrictions in North Tulsa are part of a backlash against the dollar stores flooding communities that are food deserts in need of real grocery stores.
The New York Times
November 13, 2019, 1pm PST
When a town doesn’t have a grocery store, it means people don’t have access to food. But grocery stores also play an essential social and economic role in rural places. Community stores are trying to fill in the void.
The New York Times
January 18, 2019, 10am PST
Supermarket closings have turned parts of the city into food deserts. As a result, residents lack access to fresh food and suffer health and economic consequences.
Louisville Courier Journal
December 27, 2018, 6am PST
Stores like Dollar General and Dollar Tree are putting a lot of grocery stores out of business, leaving communities with fewer places to buy fresh produce.
Civil Eats
January 23, 2018, 9am PST
Now proposing to add another 900 stores in 2018, Dollar General continues to rapidly expand throughout the U.S. However, their push for a smaller more urban format is something seriously worth watching.
Modern Cities
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.
Rooflines
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.
The New York Times
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.
Retail Traffic Magazine