Dollar stores (DG, DLTR, FDO) are sitting in the sweet spot for retail, according to analyst...

|About: Dollar General Corporation (DG)|By:, SA News Editor

Dollar stores (DG, DLTR, FDO) are sitting in the sweet spot for retail, according to analyst Kristin Bentz. Though the stores were once a destination for shopping "treasure hunts," a trend of consumers using the outlets as de facto grocery stores for basics and consumables is firming up. Wal-Mart (WMT +0.5%) may get a piece of the action with a plan to increase its footprint of small-format stores, while grocery stores could suffer a loss of market share (KR, SWY, SVU). (full report .pdf)