Are Dollar Stores The True Retail Disrupters?

July 24, 2018

Are Dollar Stores The True Retail Disrupters?

July 22, 2018 | Warren Shoulberg | Forbes

Lost in all the news this past week about Amazon’s massive Prime Day results, Walmart ’s multi-pronged effort to stay competitive and assorted Chinese e-commerce shenanigans was perhaps the single most important statement about the current state of American retailing.

Dollar Tree[,] parent company to both its namesake stores and Family Dollar, announced it had just opened its 15,000th store.

That would be remarkable unto itself if it weren’t for the fact that in reaching that total, Dollar Tree only equals the approximate number of stores operated by its main rival in the small-box discount category, Dollar General[,] which also has around 15,000 doors.

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Loreen M. Gilbert, CIMA, AIF, CRC, CLTC – President, WealthWise Financial Services
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