Dollar stores will continue to feel pressure with consumers passing over higher-margin items and...


Dollar stores will continue to feel pressure with consumers passing over higher-margin items and with some markets now saturated due to the rapid pace of expansion of the discounting group. Another big factor this year could be Wal-Mart's push to win back dollar store shoppers with aggressive pricing and advertising. Can Dollar Tree (DLTR), Dollar General (DG), and Family Dollar (FDO) keep pace?

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  • Tony Petroski
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    "Dollar stores will continue to feel pressure with consumers passing over higher-margin items..."

     

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    Does that mean that they get folks in the door with loss leaders selling for up to nine cents and then they make their profits on the high-margin eighty-nine and ninety-nine cent items?
    5 Feb 2013, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • Grey Swan
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    "Dollar stores will continue to feel pressure with consumers passing over higher-margin items..."

     

    Isn't that how dollar stores make money? Getting people to crack down on budgets and save through dollar stores?
    5 Feb 2013, 11:45 AM Reply Like
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