ldquoThings have not gotten any better for Dollar Generalrsquos core consumer and arguably they39re worserdquo DG CEO Todd Vasos says Photo by Getty Images

“Things have not gotten any better for [Dollar General’s core consumer], and arguably, they're worse,” DG CEO Todd Vasos says. (Photo by Getty Images)

Analysis: Bottoms up for discounters as benefits fall away

As SNAP rolls decline, some discounters struggle

While recent data from the USDA and the U.S. Census Bureau are providing signals of an improving economic picture for long-struggling U.S. families, evidence of that has been hard to find among the food retailers that serve them.

Indeed, recent remarks from executives of several U.S. food chains catering to that shopper suggest that in spite of indications to the contrary, the climate for low-income shoppers is worsening, as rising costs for health care and rents, combined with

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