Dollar stores outpacing supermarkets in grocery growth

Dollar stores are becoming a new growth strategy for packaged food manufacturers that are looking to expand their customer market. These stores are growing at a 6.5 percent compounded annual growth rate, well above the 4 percent growth rate of traditional grocery stores. And with consumers still shopping conservatively post-recession, dollar stores are a place for shoppers to pick up smaller-sized dry goods for less money. Story

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