Dollar store chains are selling fresh groceries at some stores after steady feedback that they don't provide enough healthy food options for their customers — who often rely on the stores as a primary source of groceries. However, Dr. Barry Popkin notes that only a small percentage of Dollar General and Family Dollar stores are selling fresh food and the assortment of items they are offering is narrow.
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