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Dollar General Edges Out Walmart in Kantar Retail Price Point Survey

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Dollar General tops Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart Supercenter, with private labels having a more significant impact than before. 


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Dollar General To Alter Private Label SKU Count

By Chris Freeman
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Dollar General reported record sales for the first quarter of 2013, with same-store sales growing 2.6 percent and total sales up 8.5 percent to $4.2 billion. But CEO Rick Dreiling said a conscious shift by the dollar store chain to add national brand items in the end of 2012 and early in 2013 had an impact on margins. And it’s a trend that Dollar General will look to reverse the rest of the year.


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Value Channel Is In The Mainstream

By Chris Freeman
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Planet Retail U.S. Research Director Sandy Skrovan told a webinar audience Wednesday that value retailers should no longer be considered part of an alternative channel, but as mainstream players.


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Dollar General Climbing PLB Top 35

By Chris Freeman
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Dollar General reported strong sales and earnings in 2012, including growing private label penetration that could lead the company higher on the PLB Top 35 list in October.


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Dollar General Continues Adding To Private Brand Portfolio

By Chris Freeman
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Dollar General marked another strong quarter of earnings by looking ahead to adding 150 private brands in Rexall SKUs in 2013, more than doubling the number of private brand SKUs at the dollar store over the past five years.


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Ringing Up The Sales

Consumables, Private Label Drive Dollar Channel Growth
By Chris Freeman
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As the U.S. economy plunged into recession in 2008 and consumers began looking for value offerings in different retail areas, a renaissance in the dollar store channel already was under way.

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Rexall Helping Dollar General Gain On Drug Chains

By Chris Freeman
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After another knockout quarterly earnings report, Dollar General CEO Rick Dreilling told analysts on a conference call that the company was taking share gains from drug channels first, grocery channels second, and mass merchandisers third.


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Analyst: Dollar Channel Gains Expected In Back To School

By Chris Freeman
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Planet Retail Research Analyst Katie Mathis details in a new report that the dollar store channel has made inroads in the back-to-school season against larger traditional retailers, and that she expects those gains to continue in the future.


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This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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Coming with a clear, comprehensive plan was the key to success for Longo Brothers Fruit Markets when the grocer decided to roll out a two-tier private label strategy, Jenny Longo and Robert Koss tell PLBuyer editor Chris Freeman in this podcast.

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The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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