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Dollar & Other General Merchandise Stores in the US Product Image

Dollar & Other General Merchandise Stores in the US

  • Published: May 2014
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 10 Pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry sell a variety of merchandise including consumables and housewares through retail locations. Major US companies include Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar.

The dollar and other general merchandise stores industry in the US includes about 34,000 retail outlets with combined annual revenue of about $55 billion. The industry includes single-price merchandisers as well as general merchandise stores. Department stores, discount department stores, and warehouse clubs and superstores are covered in separate industry profiles.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is driven by consumer spending, particularly among less affluent consumers, as most companies target the lower- to middle-income demographic. The profitability of individual companies depends on their ability to effectively locate stores, to maintain value in the eyes of the consumer, and to maximize their revenue per square foot. Large companies have advantages due to their ability to negotiate better lease arrangements for retail space, and lower product prices with manufacturers, vendors, and other suppliers. Small companies READ MORE >

Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
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