WHY THE HIGH-GROWTH VALUE-RETAILERS MAY SOON FALTER

Value retailing is a topic over which much ink has been spilled and about which much anxiety has been wrung from the supermarket industry.That's the fast-growth sector that includes dollar stores, one-price stores, closeout and the like. It's a sector that seemingly has achieved a critical mass and that's now on a roll. Indeed, such stores are being opened at a more rapid pace than those of any other

Value retailing is a topic over which much ink has been spilled and about which much anxiety has been wrung from the supermarket industry.

That's the fast-growth sector that includes dollar stores, one-price stores, closeout and the like. It's a sector that seemingly has achieved a critical mass and that's now on a roll. Indeed, such stores are being opened at a more rapid pace than those of any other retailing style.

To cite just one growth example, Family Dollar, Matthews, N

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