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Boom in dollar stores may pose threat to grocers


Traditional supermarket retailers are facing competition on all fronts, from online pure players, discount grocery chains and from the extreme-value general merchandise retailers (dollar stores).

While dollar stores remain a niche segment, consumables are becoming a more important part of the sector, according to a report on

“As online shopping increases and discount options grow, including the entry of Lidl into the U.S. market by 2018, grocery could be just the latest sector where big generalists come under threat from more niche rivals,” the report said. Read more

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