Friday, August 31, 2018

Why Dollar General thrives even in a hot economy

CNN Money
Americans living paycheck to paycheck are a boon for dollar stores even as the economy strengthens.

"While the economy is doing very well, our core customer continues to struggle because, normally, her expenses outstripped her wage growth," Dollar General chief executive Todd Vasos told analysts on a conference call Thursday.

He cited rising rent and health care costs as lingering problems for low-income shoppers. . . . more