Dollar store entry tended to have a larger impact on independent grocery stores in rural census tracts, 2000–19

Bar chart showing percent loss after the entry of a dollar store in number, employment, and sales for independent grocery stores in rural and urban census tracts, and the average percent loss, from 2000 to 2019.

Using proprietary data, researchers from USDA, Economic Research Service, North Dakota State University, and the University of Connecticut found that the entry of dollar stores had a more significant impact on independent grocers in rural census tracts than in urban ones.

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