Walmart Forced To Compete With Dollar Stores For Customers

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In May last year, I asked the musical question, "Can dollar stores survive an economic recovery?" The collective answer seems to be a resounding "Yes!" Not only are dollar stores surviving, they're thriving and, according to an article in the New York Post, that's forcing Walmart to compete with them for the lower-income shoppers that deserted them when the recession hit.

Several sources close to Walmart report that the company has begun vigorously demanding that suppliers provide the cheapest items in any given product category. That means pressing big partners like Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods to produce smaller, more affordable packages for everything from diapers to laundry soap.