Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dollar General to nudge Walgreens with a focus on food for growth.

With a base of over 9,200+ locations today Dollar General is set to add another 625 units over the next 12 months.  Dollar General will be aggressively targeting food deserts in a rush to best Walgreens on locations and food options.
Both Walgreens and Dollar General offer a full range of package food, and Heat-N-eat prepared food.  In addition each has or is trying its hand at Ready-2-Eat fresh and prepared food.  Walgreens is winning currently but continues to test many products and concept formulas. Dollar General is testing Ready-2-Eat as well, they can’t be discounted. 
Food Manufactures this is a perfect opportunity to push your new products.  These are two of the most successful retailers in the US.  They both understand that the grocerant niche filled with ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh and prepared meal bundled options has been the sole driver of retail foodservice for the past three years and there is no sign of things changing.  I believe both can win in this space.
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