Will Walmart be the loser in dollar store mergers?

With the fate of Family Dollar still undecided—two bids, from competitors Dollar General and the Dollar Tree, are on the table—a great potential threat looms over Walmart. The dollar store is rising in popularity and winning shoppers as they offer smaller formats and now staples such as milk and toilet-paper for mid-week shopping trips. Even with Walmart's smaller format strategy underway, 700 stores by the end of the year is a small fraction compared to the fleet of dollar stores. Story