Even as the so-called retail apocalypse snaps up stores across the country, one seemingly unlikely business has remained standing, and thriving, in the digital era: Dollar General. While many once-mighty retailers close up shop, dollar stores overall are prospering: Out of nearly 2,780 stores slated to open thus far in 2019, about 1800, or more than half, are from discount chains, according to Coresight Research.
The top five retailers for planned store openings are Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Aldi and Five Below. Dollar General alone is planning to open 975 stores, or nearly one-third of all stores announced to open thus far, making it the No. 1 company for expansion this year by a long shot. Dollar Tree follows with about 350 planned store openings. . . . more