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'Dollar' Stores Aren't Actually The Cheapest Stores

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

Just because a store has the word “dollar” in the name doesn’t mean it’s actually the cheapest place to shop. A typical basket of goods at...

Family Dollar's Biggest Problem In 3 Photos And A Vine

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

In a time when many discount stores are thriving, one big dollar store is having a rough time of it. That would be the North Carolina-based discou...

These 11 Stores Are Addicted To Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

CVS made a landmark announcement Wednesday that its 7,600 stores will stop selling tobacco products by October. That's a big deal. The company admitte...

Dave Jamieson

Ralph Nader: 'Dollar General's Treatment Of Low­-Wage Workers Is Shameful'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader sent a withering letter to the chief executive of Dollar General on Mond...

Police Bust Shoplifting Dog

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.06.2013 | Good News

Police in Clinton, S.C., are happy to have a suspect in custody after a Wednesday crime spree took the local Dollar General by storm. Problem is, they...

Dave Jamieson

Worse Than Walmart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

Dawn Hughey had worked at Dollar General for just four months when she was named manager of a store in the Detroit suburbs in 2009. Having recently mo...

Dollar General Is About To Hire A Lot Of People

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Discount retail store company Dollar General Corp., announced Wednesday that it would open 635 new stores this year and...

Dollar Store Tries New Tactic To Hook Poor Shoppers

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect a statement from Leon Levine, founder of Family Dollar. In the fight for low-income shoppers, Family...

Where Are You Buying Your Groceries?

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

Where do you shop and why?

Alice Hines

Dollar Stores' Cheap Food Expansion Hits Not-In-My-Backyard Neighbors

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

With food prices rising and incomes going nowhere, dollar stores are thriving, luring squeezed customers -- many from the middle class -- with discoun...

New Supermarkets Planned for Underserved New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents in parts of New Orleans exit gas stations and "dollar stores" with big bags of groceries in their arms. And they're not carrying picnic food. It's tonight's dinner and pantry-stocking for tomorrow's meals.

Struggling Americans Avoiding All But Essential Items At Dollar Stores

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Some Americans have become concerned enough about their finances that even a spending spree at the local dollar store now seems excessive. Followi...

Dollar Stores Show Biggest Gain In Shopper Visits

nytimes.com | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dollar stores have shown the biggest gain in shopper visits over the last year out of all the retailers that sell basic consumer goods, according to m...