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Dollar & Variety Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Dollar & Variety Stores in the US

The Dollar and Variety Stores industry has performed strongly over the five years to 2018. While it was uncertain if the industry would remain in high demand following the economic recession, industry operators have made several changes to their operational strategy to sustain growth rates. A substantial platform for change within the industry has been the customer base; while the industry has historically targeted exclusively low-income earners, this consumer pool has expanded in recent years to include middle-class shoppers and even some high-income earners. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld expects the industry to fully transition into a mature industry. While major players are expected to continue expanding, smaller companies and single-branch operators are less likely to sustain revenue gains. The industry is expected to consolidate and deal with tougher competition from traditional rivals, such as Walmart, which will pressure demand. Consequently, growth is expected to be slower than the previous five-year period.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Dollar Tree Stores Inc. - financial performance*
    • Table Dollar General Corporation - financial performance*
    • Table Big Lots Inc. - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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