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