2 Cents: Dollar General Healthy Food Options

Central PA Live

Expect to see more healthy food options the next time you step foot inside a Dollar General Store.

The chain has added dozens of what it calls “Better for You” items to its shelves. They include healthier food options like yogurt, nutsm protein bars, veggie snacks and coconut water.

Dollar General says it’s simply responding to customers who want healthy food at an affordable price,

The company is also looking at offering fresh produce and meat at more than 400 stores by the end of this year.

Experts say the shift targets low-income shoppers feel that fresh food options are scarce or non-existent.

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