The amount of food being consumed in the U.S. is actually declining, Richard Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp., Goodlettsville, Tenn., told financial analysts Tuesday. Asked why the chain’s sales growth has been slowing for three consecutive quarters despite ongoing market-share gains, Dreiling explained, “As you look at the Nielsen numbers, they actually tell you the pie is contracting a little bit. It’s hard to believe people are eating less or using less ...

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