The qualitative research component of the Dollar Stores Study aims to understand consumer motivations for shopping at dollar stores and factors influencing retail decision-making among dollar store shoppers. This research intends to highlight consumers’ decision-making in their own words and understand how their experiences may have shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This work is part of a larger project on understanding the role of Dollar Stores on food access, led by Drs. Sean Cash (Friedman) and Wenhui Feng (Public Health). The broader goal of our research is to address food access-related health disparities and to inform interventions and policy around these issues. The research assistant will be a key member of the qualitative research team.