Bottom Dollar focuses on offering a limited-selection of both national brands and private label products at low prices. These stores have no bakeries or delis and more items are prepackaged. Customers buy the bags used to sack their own groceries at Bottom Dollar. Stores also use alternative display and stocking techniques such as cut cases on shelves, using pallets and dump bins to reduce costs. Food Lion opened the first Bottom Dollar model in High Point, N.C. on September 21, 2005. As of October 2007, Bottom Dollar had 27 stores in North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.