Dollar & Variety Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Dollar & Variety Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45299 | Sep 2013

Top dollar: Thrifty consumers will enable growth for dollar stores, amid rising competition

IBISWorld’s Dollar & Variety Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Discount demand

The Dollar and Variety Stores industry has capitalized on the recession, with more consumers turning to these stores for deep discounts. In the next five years, these stores are expected to perform well by targeting low-income households and price-conscious customers. Nevertheless, competition from big-box retailers and higher disposable incomes will slightly hinder revenue growth... purchase to read more

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In 2013, IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast region will account for 35.9% of industry establishments. In most retail industries, the establishment share correlates closely with population; however, there are a number of divergent trends among some key regions for this industry. In 2013, data sourced from the US Census Bureau suggests that the Southeast region will account for 25.4% of the population. The 10 percentage point difference between revenue and population share is significant, reflecting the region's status of having the lowest average per capita personal income level in the United States. Because the industry targets households with lower incomes, many establishments are concentrated in this region... purchase to read more


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What is the Dollar & Variety Stores Industry?

This industry retails general merchandise such as apparel, automotive parts, dry goods, hardware, groceries and home furnishings. Typically, industry operators retail these goods at discounted prices. The industry does not include department stores, warehouse clubs or grocery stores.

Industry Products
ConsumablesHousehold productsApparel and accessories Seasonal and other
Industry Activities
Retailing apparel at discount pricesRetailing food at discount pricesRetailing furniture at discount pricesRetailing home goods at discount prices

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