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Dollar General Is Growing Its Fresh Produce Program in Arkansas

The discounter is now selling popular fruits and vegetables at 10 stores in Little Rock, as it works toward its goal of 3,000 stores with fresh food by the end of the year.

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Family Dollar Faces More Than $1.2M in OSHA Fines for Safety Violations

The Dollar Tree banner, which temporarily closed 400 stores earlier this year because of a rodent infestation, has a “disturbing history of putting profits above employee safety,” the agency said.

Retailer approves promotion of COO Jeffery Owen to succeed Vasos as CEO in November

The dollar store, which raised prices to $1.25 last fall, is under pressure from investors despite higher sales and improved margins.

For Dollar General's core customer, "As long as she’s gainfully employed, that makes the biggest difference in giving her the confidence to spend," company CEO Todd Vasos says.

A Dollar General manager fired last month after declining to take down a TikTok video recorded at her Tampa, Fla., store is slated to attend the rally, which organizers say will launch a national effort.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based retailer's operating profit and EPS also fell amid what CEO Todd Vasos called a "more challenging than expected operating environment."

The voluntary product recall and temporary store closure announcement came after an FDA inspection of an Arkansas distribution facility found a rodent infestation and other unsanitary conditions.

Chesapeake, Va.-based discounter says Mantle Ridge LP has offered "no ideas or plans to improve on our business or operations."

Fresh produce and more cooler cases will arrive at thousands of Dollar General stores in 2022, the retailer said, as it plans bigger-footprint locations, more Popshelf stores and the company's first international expansion.

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