Dollar Chains Cite Challenges Among Low-Income Shoppers

Dollar Chains Cite Challenges Among Low-Income Shoppers

  "So while unemployment is improving, it’s still very high for that segment, and our expectation is there is going to continue to be pressure on that customer." — Mary A. Winston, CFO, Family Dollar

Despite indications of an improving overall economy, low-income consumers remain under considerable pressure, according to reports from two of the nation’s largest dollar-store chains.

“When you look at the economic data, you do start to see signs of improvement. Unemployment has improved, and housing is starting to pick up,” said Mary A. Winston, chief financial officer,

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