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Paula Rosenblum

Managing Partner
RSR Research

Dollar Stores Consuming Greater Share of Food Market

December 7, 2012

FROM RETAILWIRE:
Even as the economy has begun to recover, dollar stores continue to pick up share from supermarkets and mass merchandisers. Do you expect the competitive threat posed by dollar stores to other food retailers to increase, decrease or remain the same over the next five years?      [more...]

MY COMMENTARY:

I am surprised at the degree to which an atypical target like me (no pun intended) finds myself stopping by the dollar store for certain purchases. If I need laundry detergent, or other specific products, I know I can stop in, get a brand I like (generally), and get in and out quickly.

It's convenience in the truest sense of the word, since I also know I am getting a good price.

Dollar Stores are going to continue nipping around the edges of supermarkets, mass merchants and other retailers. It's just easy.

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