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Old 10-16-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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A little late to this thread, but: Just what exactly does Dollar General intend to sell to the ski crowd? I don't think they are even a minute consideration for this type of franchise. It's the locals they're aiming for. Our new one will be open in a few weeks here in North Troy. I could do just fine without it, but I know plenty of folks that will have a use for the place. It's actually well situated in what I consider to be the ugliest part of town.

On the other hand, it's going to hurt business at our one local mom & pop. The same goods like bread and milk will be available for less - canned goods too. It's going to be tough on them.
We have two within a few miles of each other. The concern was the same, it might hurt the local stores. This is several years later and they are all doing fine. The mom and pop places cater to a different crowd and they usually offer something the DG stores don't (typically customer service). People go on and on how they hate them and how horrible they are, but they do well because it's what people need. The average Joe in Vermont does not make a lot of money. The DG fill in a void where they can get cheap canned goods or cereal. This is being discussed in another thread right now. A very good point was made in that thread, if you don't like the store, then don't spend your money there. The beauty of a free market economy.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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We have two within a few miles of each other. The concern was the same, it might hurt the local stores. This is several years later and they are all doing fine. The mom and pop places cater to a different crowd and they usually offer something the DG stores don't (typically customer service). People go on and on how they hate them and how horrible they are, but they do well because it's what people need. The average Joe in Vermont does not make a lot of money. The DG fill in a void where they can get cheap canned goods or cereal. This is being discussed in another thread right now. A very good point was made in that thread, if you don't like the store, then don't spend your money there. The beauty of a free market economy.
The few times I've been in a dollar store they seem to carry the discontinued junk the main stream stores can't sell.Reminds me of the Christmas Tree stores on a smaller scale.
There's a reason that crap is cheap!

Right after the dollar store goes in you usually get a RAC store renting furniture and TV's to the locals.
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