The phenomenon of dollar stores is one that has been much chronicled in the pages of SN. But in this week's issue, there's a news article that in short order summarizes how completely this form of value retailing has captured the big players in the supermarket-retailing universe. It wasn't long ago that Kroger Co. jumped on the dollar bandwagon by adding two test sections of 500 square feet to stores in Houston. Those sections joined some previous tinkering Kroger has done with the ...

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