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Dollar General to add cigarettes, tobacco products to stores

9:55 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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Dollar General stores across the country and here in East Tennessee will add cigarettes and tobacco products next year.

The company is citing "competitive pressures" and a perceived customer demand for the move. Family Dollar stores, a key Dollar General competitor, began adding cigarettes to its stores last year.

Dollar General says adding tobacco will drive additional traffic, and it says about a third of its customers are smokers.

Tobacco should be in all stores by the middle of 2013.

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