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Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by scott9050, Jul 19, 2019.
What ever happened to the old five and dime stores.
You are old as shit.
I was around when shit was born.
That makes 2 of us.
Dollar stores are in urban areas? Only place I ever see them us in shitbox rural towns. It is not uncommon to see more than one on the same block. Never seen them in the city but granted I do not go to poor neighborhoods so maybe they are around and i do not know it.
The article specifically says they are in low income urban areas. I agree though, every shitty rural town has a dollar store as well.
It doesn't help that 90+ percent of the city is ghetto but almost all these dollar stores in Milwaukee are in the hood
Anyone remember OTASCO stores? They had a little bit of everything.
I think Walmart killed them in small towns in the late 70's.
From the article
"Around 75% of Dollar General stores are in towns with 20,000 or fewer people, and the chain has its biggest footprint in southern states. (Dollar General has more stores in Texas alone than Costco and Whole Foods do combined nationwide.)"
Dollar Tree is more urban than Dollar General but I cannot find data on the breakdown b/w urban and rural. I believe it is mostly 2nd ring shithole suburbs. I do remember Dollar General specifically making case that their sweet spot was shitty rural areas that were too small for wall mart.
I remember reading from Deloitte that 30% of dollar store customers have an income of <$25k/year, 34% between $25k-50k, and 17% $50-75k. They want to target the more affluent customers as they spend a lot more in the store and tend to make more frequent trips to the dollar store.
I know of 4 dollar generals within 20 miles of the Walmart one town over from my shitty little town of less than 5k people
But were are the county seed godammit! Lol
I wanna say my town has the highest household median income in the county at close to 50k
In my area we have 4 dollar stores on the same road, zero grocery stores.
Lets put our critical thinking hats on for a moment. Maybe the article is not racist, IDK, but I see two black politicians being featred featured (in photos) as trying to stop the expansion of Dollar Stores.
Well, the left/Progressives deem anything done/said/implied that "might" in ANY WAY impact/affect a race is "racist". Lunacy!
The thing I've noticed Dollar General doing here is building stores in more rural areas at an intersection where everyone in that area would have to pass through on their way to a Wal-Mart (usually 10 miles away). It doesn't really seem to matter if it's a poorer area or more middle class. They just like to be between the population and the Wal-Mart. Why drive another 15 minutes when you can swing in and grab some beer and a frozen pizza?
In fairness, OP kind of did the same. I only skimmed the article but I do not see how you would assume the conclusion is racism unless you drew that conclusion before you even read the article.
I agree that the different types of dollar stores have different market focus. The article verifies that. Also, look at the map of the Milwaukee area I posted, at least 80% are dollar trees. There are definitely small rural villages in Wisconsin where a Kwik Trip and dollar store are the only options to buy packaged food.
Come’on ..... you go into poor areas to buy your cocaine!
That explains a bunch. lol