ALL AMERICANS LOVE DOLLAR STORES
A new outlook has emerged over the years on Dollar Store shopping. Over 65% of Americans are purchasing necessities at Dollar Stores and as they say,” they're not cheap, they're smart.”
As Americans have watched the economy hit highs and lows, tightening their budgets has become routine despite where the national economy sits. They've made the decision their hard earned dollars are going to be spent wisely. Even millennials making over $100,000 a year are 29% of the Americans shopping weekly at Dollar Stores.
Several small business news experts interviewed Dollar Store shoppers of all ages and here's what they had to say: “I routinely visit my local dollar store for everything from shampoo to paper goods to dish towels,” Carole Purcell, 52, of Baltimore, Maryland, told LifeZette. “I have always liked dollar stores for value on certain items. You’re not cheap — you’re smart if you shop at a dollar store. “I don’t have pride about shopping at dollar stores,” said one unemployed dad. “You do what you have to do. And honestly, a lot of the products are every bit as good as the name brands.”
In a recent article by Bloomberg, they reported the following; shopping for a theme party, Lindsey Ellefson was greeted by name at her local dollar store. Her friend laughed at what a regular the 24-year-old New Yorker had become at the discount shopping palace. Ellefson shrugged it off. “We joke all the time that I would shop at these kinds of stores no matter how much money I had.”