When is a dollar store more than just a place for salty snacks, bad fashion choices and household cleaning products? When it’s Dollar General which is doing all kinds of interesting things to evolve its basic bargain model into something more. With initiatives in fresh food, beauty and health and wellness the giant retailer — 17,000 stores and counting — is trying to rise above the stereotype while perhaps even doing a few good things for the mostly rural communities it serves. It’s a Smart move and one that its competitors would be Stupid to ignore.
The buck doesn’t stop at Dollar General: https://www.forbes.com/sites/warrenshoulberg/2021/07/25/dollar-general-bucks-its-confining-format-with-new-initiatives/?sh=6c6b6aef402c