Study Cites Discounter Growth

NEW YORK A new report by WSL Strategic Retail here showed that dollar stores and limited-assortment food stores could pose a threat to Wal-Mart Stores as they expand. In a recent three-month period, deep-discount grocery stores like Aldi and Save-A-Lot attracted 15% of lower-income households, according to the How America Shops MegaTrends report for 2010. As these chains expand, Wal-Mart is further

NEW YORK — A new report by WSL Strategic Retail here showed that dollar stores and limited-assortment food stores could pose a threat to Wal-Mart Stores as they expand.

In a recent three-month period, deep-discount grocery stores like Aldi and Save-A-Lot attracted 15% of lower-income households, according to the “How America Shops MegaTrends” report for 2010.

“As these chains expand, Wal-Mart is further threatened,” the report stated.

The report polled 1,532 wom

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