22/11/2010 3:42 PM IST | Updated 26/05/2011 3:20 AM IST

Dollar Stores Booming, Show Biggest Gain In Shopper Visits

Dollar stores have shown the biggest gain in shopper visits over the last year out of all the retailers that sell basic consumer goods, according to market research data. Manufacturers are racing to package more affordable versions of products common at those stores, and other budget retailers, feeling the loss of customers, are trying to duplicate their success.