This reasonably priced place needs to be your go-to place for wholesome consuming

When it comes to supermarkets, Costco is popular for its bulk inventory and membership perks, Walmart is famous for its low prices and rollbacks, and Whole Foods is known for its organic food choices (and for being expensive, despite being that actually can) stop calling it “full paycheck”). But there is another chain that is fast becoming the most popular grocery store for many Americans.

About 75% of Americans live five miles from a dollar general store, so you’ve probably shopped at, or at least drove by, one this month. In fact, there are more than 17,000 stores in 46 states in the United States. The retailer is already looking to provide the convenience and “daily low prices for products” that Americans want. Now Dollar General is hoping not only to be a cheaper and faster place to shop, but also to establish itself as a “health destination”.

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What does that mean exactly? Among other things, the chain plans to bring more “cough and cold, dental, nutritional, medicine, health aids and feminine hygiene products” to the shelves. With this, Dollar General aims to expand access to health products and services at affordable prices.

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In a separate announcement dated June 30, the chain said it plans to add fresh produce to 10,000 stores, a significant number of which are located in food deserts. (Remember: the most persistent characteristic of a food desert is the lack of access to fresh, healthy food.)

“With our extensive presence in stores that are often under-served in communities, Dollar General is in a unique position to combat hunger by providing convenient access to a variety of nutritious foods at affordable prices,” said CEO Todd Vasos back then.

To further advance his health development, Dollar General has also named Albert Wu, MD, as its new Chief Medical Officer. And to get the latest grocery store news straight to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!

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