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Dollar General posts surprise drop in comparable sales

Reuters Thursday, 1 December 2016 ()
(Reuters) - Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a surprise drop in third-quarter comparable sales, largely due to lower grocery prices and reduced food stamp coverage in several U.S. states.
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Fewer customers visited the dollar store chain. As Fred Katayama reports, reductions in food stamp coverage hurt sales at existing stores.

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