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    Your Dollar Store is Closing. Now What?

    Your Dollar Store is Closing. Now What?

    Family Dollar announced it plans to close 1,000 stores by the end of 2025. Communities have an opportunity to chart a different path.

    Jun 10, 2024

    In the Chicago Tribune: Why Chicago Needs to Limit Dollar Stores

    In the Chicago Tribune: Why Chicago Needs to Limit Dollar Stores

    “Eliminating food deserts requires many solutions. But there is one absolutely essential action: preventing dollar stores from proliferating,” Tulsa City Council Member Vanessa Hall-Harper and...

    Feb 15, 2024

    WATCH: Fixing the Food Gap
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    WATCH: Fixing the Food Gap

    This virtual event featured Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya alongside community leaders, independent grocers, and advocates—to examine the ways dominant retailers exert their power, how...

    May 23, 2023

    Adopt Dollar Store Restrictions

    Adopt Dollar Store Restrictions

    As dollar stores multiply rapidly across the U.S., cities are developing dollar store-specific policies to rein in their growth. Such policies include “dispersal restrictions” that...

    Mar 23, 2023

    The Dollar Store Invasion
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    The Dollar Store Invasion

    In this report, we look at how the dollar chains are using predatory tactics to kill off grocery stores and other local businesses, harming rural...

    Feb 28, 2023