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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.