Family Dollar Amps Up Food Choices

by Angela Nazworth | July 2, 2012 2:09 pm

Small-box retailer Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO[1]) is becoming a formidable competitor[2] in the grocery business.

The discount chain expects to add 250 food items by the end of the month, after already having added 150 in February, Supermarket News[3] reports.

New products include Wise snacks, Gerber baby foods, Kraft Foods‘ (NASDAQ:KFT[4]) Velveeta cheese and Pepsico‘s (NYSE:PEP[5]) line of beverages such as Pepsi and Gatorade. The company already sold Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO[6]) products and also is increasing the number of coolers in its stores. In addition to selling more food items, Family Dollar recently added tobacco products[7] to its shelves.

Family Dollar reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings last week[8].

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