Crisis Driving Shoppers Back to Dollar Channel

Officials of Dollar General and Dollar Tree say the pandemic drove new visitors who were impressed with their improved store offerings.


Lidl Opens 100th U.S. Store

A behind-the-scenes pivot in its U.S. strategy helped the influential discounter arrive at a milestone two years late—or six months early.

CEO Jason Hart acknowledges "market shifts" but assures shoppers of the discounter's "unbeatable value" behind innovative suppliers and operational efficiency.

Lidl and Best Market employees in New York are demanding hazard pay and faster response to illnesses, including at least 2 deaths.

The discount chain says Q2 comps remain in the mid-teens as core values and assortment are highlighted.

The developer of a Timonium, Md., shopping center where Green Valley was to have located, says Lidl will open instead in 2021.

With stay-at-home orders reducing visits, larger baskets more than make up for the shortfall.

The retailer gets lenders fully on board, increasing new funding as conditions shift for discounters.

The abrupt change in consumer behavior and the prospect of a recession that has come along with the pandemic points to encouraging longer-term trends at the extreme food discounter.

Explosive allegations by a group of licensees is a "repackaged" contract dispute that does not establish fraud, racketeering or conspiracy, the discounter's chairman says.

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