Living out in the sticks has it's advantages. It's quiet. You can see wildlife. But there are drawbacks. For one thing, we lack a decent restaurant. For another--we lack a grocery store. It's a half hour drive to Kroger, even farther to Costco. Now, those distances aren't insurmountable. On the other hand, if I just want some tea or orange juice, it's a pain. Hence the dollar stores. We have them. I don't like them. Alas, I was able to procure some ketchup and some iced tea yesterday without driving all the way into town.
My point? I wish we had a grocery store.