During a talk at the William Blair Growth Conference last month in Chicago, Rick Dreiling, chief executive officer of Dollar General, Goodlettsville, Tenn., became especially animated about slide five of the presentation, calling it “his favorite chart.” The chart compared Dollar General's relative price index with that of drug stores, grocery stores and supercenters. Dollar General was shown to be less expensive than drug stores (by 41%) and grocery stores (by 22%) ...

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