GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- To develop a more targeted product allocation across its more than 6,000 stores, Dollar General here has adopted planning, assortment and analytical software, and is about to take the next step and employ a space planning system. Previously, the discount chain, which sells such consumables as paper products, cleaning supplies, HBA, foods and snacks, along with toys and basic apparel, did not look at its products "beyond our 10 department levels," said Dana Lee, ...

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