Discounters: Some hold steady, others struggle

Sloan, Carole
August 2007
Furniture/Today;8/20/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 49, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the financial performance of the Top 5 discount department stores in the U.S. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. retained their positions in the first and fourth positions. Wal-Mart had added 142 stores in 2006 which helped account for its 3.7% sales increase in furniture and bedding. Target reached a 4% sales increase as it expanded its efforts in its stores and online. Included in the Top 5 were Kmart Corp., Meijer and ShopKo. INSET: Top 5 discount department stores.


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