Dollar stores depend on having a large stock of everyday consumables on hand to keep customers coming back on a regular basis. These items include snack foods, canned food like soup, spaghetti or fruit, cleaning products, paper goods, and more.

Snacks like popcorn, nuts, chips, and crackers are extremely popular with Americans. Not only are these consumables on most shoppers' weekly grocery lists, but they are also common impulse purchases. A variety of single-serve items like potato chips, salted almonds and pretzels placed near the registers can tempt customers as they prepare to pay for their purchases.

Dollar-Store Consumables Include Common Health Products

Wholesale health products available to retailers include:

  • Over-the-counter remedies: these can include pain relievers like naproxen sodium, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin. Other consumables in this category include cough syrups and remedies for the common cold, cough drops, allergy-symptom relievers, and digestive aids like laxatives and antacids.
  • Vitamins and dietary supplements: this encompasses multi-vitamins as well as mega-doses of single vitamins like vitamin C, B12, or E. Common dietary supplements include gingko biloba, amino acids, and St. John's Wort.
  • Medicine-cabinet supplies: adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, and disinfectants like hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol fall under this category. Dental-care items like toothpaste and toothbrushes do as well.

According to ACNielsen, the average monetary transaction at a dollar store is just $9. This is extraordinarily appealing to low-income individuals who need everyday consumables such as these. Stores can access hundreds of consumables that can be priced at $1 or less through Dollar Store Merchandise. The company can be contacted toll free by phone at 1-877-549-5210 or by email at