GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The sale of Dollar General to a private buyout firm may provide some near-term competitive relief to supermarkets, industry observers said last week. The impending privatization of the country's largest small-box discounter is likely to accelerate the closure of existing Dollar General stores and slow the opening of new ones, analysts said. “Marginally, it probably helps supermarkets,” Andrew Wolf, an analyst for BB&T Capital Markets, Richmond, Va., told SN. ...
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