Dollar General Acquisition Buys Restructuring Time

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. The sale of Dollar General to a private buyout firm may provide some near-term competitive relief to supermarkets, industry observers said last week. The impending privatization of the country's largest small-box discounter is likely to accelerate the closure of existing Dollar General stores and slow the opening of new ones, analysts said. Marginally, it probably helps supermarkets,

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The sale of Dollar General to a private buyout firm may provide some near-term competitive relief to supermarkets, industry observers said last week.

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