Dollar General Is Rural America's Indispensable -2-

12/05/17 02:47 AM EST

Sales at the store are up 17% so far this year compared with last year, a spokeswoman said.

On a recent weekday, Jackie Buchanan pulled up to the store astride a forest-green Craftsman riding mower, to buy shampoo and lawnmower-carburetor cleaner. "I'm just one mile down the road," said Mr. Buchanan, 51, who is unemployed.

Robin Swift, 48, arrived to buy after-school snacks rather than drive 10 miles to the Wal-Mart. "It's a small town," she said, "and we don't have another choice."

 

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