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Dollar General Inc., whose discount stores have stolen bargain-seeking shoppers from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is trying to grab a share of the grocery business.
I've tried a couple DGs, both sucked, they were cluttered, dirty-looking, and have subsequently closed (one was on S Division, the other on Plainfield). All it takes to turn a company around is a ramrod at the top with enough support from the board (and every board has a nitpicker or two, and a meddler or two) and sufficient capital to effect the transformation.
The other chain like this one is Family Dollar, and they've been in an expansion frenzy around here. I just spotted another new one this afternoon.
Dollar Tree has also been on a tear, but I should point out that Michigan's economy has sucked since Granholm took office.
When Dollar General adds groceries, it'll find that both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have already done this, and the cash-only grocery chains Aldi and Save a Lot do a great job, and cover the lower-income neighborhoods very well. Up on Leonard between Plymouth and Ball there's a strip mall with a Family Dollar, Save A Lot, and Dollar Tree, also an Admiral Tobacco.
posted on 04/29/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT
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That sounds like what Dollar General was like here 3 or 4 years ago. Stores have completely changed for the better. Clean, neat and well stocked is the norm here
posted on 04/29/2012 5:00:00 PM PDT
Family Dollar is MUCH better than Dollar General. It’s brighter, cleaner, nicer merchandise, while Dollar General just seems “trashy.”
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