A contented discounter

Friedman, Michael
November 1998
Progressive Grocer;Nov98, Vol. 77 Issue 11, p39
Trade Publication
Reports that the company's decision to shift to a competitive pricing strategy was advantageous for Family Dollar Stores Inc. Reaction to the intense competition among American retailers; Reduction in expenses for circulars; Focus of attention on the role of distribution and logistics.


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