The Dollar Channel - US - July 2009
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At the time of this writing, the country remains mired in a recession that began in December 2007. Throughout 2008, Americans made subtle and not so subtle changes to their shopping and spending patterns, which slowed growth at many companies and, more generally, the U.S. economy.
This has had a negative impact on most channels but many dollar stores, like supercenters, have posted considerable sales growth during the downtown. Q1 2009 results from large dollar store chains continue to indicate that these companies can do quite well in a down economy. As such, the channel has become more important to a variety of businesses such as the CPG firms that manufacture an increasing share of the products sold at these stores.
In order to provide insight into how the channel is evolving and how to appeal to dollar store customers, Mintel addressed the following questions in this report:
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