If you live outside of rural and poorer America you probably don’t realize how many dollar-format stores are in business out there: How about 30,000 just from the two biggest public companies? For the coming year, the battle for market share in this channel is going to really heat up due to circumstances in and out of control of the major players. And it is going to impact every other operation up and down the retail food chain. Failure for other retailers to understand the dollar store business is just…well, Stupid.
Here’s my take from Forbes.com: