When Dollar General began to expand its format to include fresh food Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated ‘traditional grocery stores have never faced a more formidable competitor.
Now Dollar General is expanding its remodeling to include more stores that will include extra refrigerated space and a fresh produce section and step up its “Better-For-You” initiative to offer customers healthier consumables,
Consider this as well for fiscal 2019, Dollar General is looking to open 975 new stores, remodel 1,000 mature stores and relocate 100 stores. Now of the 1,000 planned remodels, about 500 will be conversions to the DGTP format and about 200 will add produce according to the company report..
Currently approximately 2,700 Dollar General stores now carry Better-for-You products. Over the last four-week period of the third quarter Dollar General reported that “half of our top 10 unit movers within Better-for-You were Good & Smart-branded items,”
So, grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food is rapidly finding its way on the shelves of the dollar store sector. How will you differentiate? Are you ready to have a Grocerant ScoreCard completed?
Invite Foodservice Solutions® to complete a Grocerant Program Assessment, Grocerant ScoreCard, or for product positioning or placement assistance, or call our Grocerant Guru®. Since 1991 www.FoodserviceSolutions.us of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche. Contact: Steve@FoodserviceSolutions.us or 253-759-7869