Dollar Daze

Zid, Linda Abu-Shalback
September 2005
Marketing Management;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p7
This article presents a study from Retail Forward Inc. on consumers' visit to dollar stores and other small format value retailers in the U.S. According to the study, three-fourths of dollar store shoppers return because they enjoy the experience. The study found that more than one-third of the monthly small format value store shoppers even have household incomes of $50,000 or more. More than one-fourth of dollar store shoppers said their last trip was on impulse with no particular purchase in mind. Household cleaning or paper products were the top purchase at such retailers, with 45% making such purchases. Greeting cards or gift wrap/bags came in second (34%), with snack foods (26%), candy/gum (24%), and home decoration (18%).


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