Almost half of the stores that opened in 2020 was a Dollar Store. The pandemic might’ve contributed to the problem, but it’s not the only issue. Dollar Stores proliferate in low-income neighborhoods where fresh produce and other healthy food access are scarce. Some cities are stepping in to stop the phenomenon. This episode is sponsored by: The Bottom Line - Sign up for this newsletter exploring scalable solutions for problems related to affordability, inclusive economic growth and access to capital. The Bottom Line is made possible with support from Citi. Next City App - Downloading the Next City App is a smart way to stay informed. Turn on notifications and it’s easy to ensure you never miss a story. To download the app now, search for Next City in the Android or Apple store.