As North America emerges from the recession, dire predictions
that consumers would revert to old spending habits when their fortunes improved, appear to be unjustified. It seems that dollar stores just keep on growing and people who started shopping at dollar stores out of necessity are continuing to frequent them. Dollarama recorded sales of $311.9 million for the quarter ended May 2, 2010, an increase of 14.1% over the same period last year. There's a whole lotta shopping going on!
Here are eight reasons why I think shoppers
continue to love dollar stores:
1.Stores like Dollarama are well-organized mini department stores
, which makes them a pleasure to shop in. You always know what aisle to look in for a picture hanging kit or paper napkins.
2. Consistently low prices on everything. Nothing is more than $2, so you can buy everyday needs like hand soap
, garbage bags and stationery supplies for much less than you would in a regular department store.