‘Everything Going the Wrong Way’: Dollar Stores Hit a Pandemic Downturn (New York Times)

New York Times: ‘Everything Going the Wrong Way’: Dollar Stores Hit a Pandemic Downturn. “Dollar stores, which pay among the lowest wages in the retail industry and often operate in areas where there is little competition, are stumbling in the later stages of the pandemic. Sales are slowing and some measures of profit are shrinking as the industry struggles with a confluence of challenges. They include burned-out workers, pressure to increase wages, supply chain problems and a growing number of cities and towns that are rejecting new dollar stores because, they say, the business model harms their communities.”

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