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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 2019. Industry operators have made several changes to their operational strategy to sustain growth rates. A substantial platform for change within the industry has been its customer base. While the industry has historically targeted low-income earners, this consumer pool has expanded in recent years to include middle-class shoppers and even some high-income earners. Furthermore, bargain shopping has become an increasing point of pride for many wealthy consumers, and this trend has drastically increased the industry's customer base. As a result of these trends, industry revenue has increased over the past five years. Industry revenue is forecast to continue to expand over the five years to 2024, albeit at a slower rate compared with the previous period. While major players are projected to continue expanding, smaller companies and single-branch operators are less likely to sustain revenue gains.

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 (2019)
    • 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 (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • 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 General Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Dollar Tree Stores Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Big Lots Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - 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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