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Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Markets pose a significant challenge to dollar stores, according to...

Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Markets pose a significant challenge to dollar stores, according to retail analyst Ronald Thomas. He notes Wal-Mart beats the group on consumable pricing and is likely to attract many retiring baby boomers with the embedded pharmacy at outlets. This Wal-Mart Effect on Dollar Tree (DLTR +0.2%), Dollar General (DG +1.2%), and Family Dollar (FDO +0.6%) is discounted by many analysts, Thomas believes.
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  • chopchop0
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    yup. The only reason I swing by DLTR sometimes over WMT is the smaller store footprint and ease of getting what i need quickly and getting out.

     

    WMT has/will start eating marketshare with their smaller-store concepts
    30 Nov 2012, 10:22 AM Reply Like
  • moseharper
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    In these parts,(Midwest), DG IS where WMT is NOT. WMT has parameters for putting stores in communities it considers too small. And DG here fills the gap nicely, up and down the highway with stores appropriately sized for the communities. But it will double up on WMT in selected larger metro areas..
    30 Nov 2012, 07:33 PM Reply Like
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