Survey Says: Walmart Is Worst Discount Retailer & Worst Supermarket

Survey Says: Walmart Is Worst Discount Retailer & Worst Supermarket

Walmart may be the nation’s largest retailer and its biggest supermarket chain, but the latest results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index once again show that Big W continues to lag far behind all of its competition. [More]

Two Whole Aisles Of Thanksgiving Decorations Out At Dollar General

Two Whole Aisles Of Thanksgiving Decorations Out At Dollar General

If just ceramic turkey figurines aren’t good enough for the Thanksgiving table that you’re obviously preparing three months in advance, maybe you can use some other decorations. Perhaps fall-colored oven mitts, holiday-themed dish towels, pumpkin picture frames, owl figurines, turkey window decals, or turkey figurines.  [More]

A map of Family Dollar stores in the Philadelphia area. The chain hopes to open its 11,000th store this year.

Did The Recession Create A Dollar Store Bubble?

Seven years ago, we were flipping houses with loans we received for passing the “Are you currently breathing?” underwriting requirements. Then it all collapsed and we transitioned from shopping at Neiman Marcus to the local dollar stores, which have ballooned in numbers due to a misguided belief that people will remain thrifty. [More]

Is It A Good Or Weird Thing That Some Dollar General Stores Offer Groceries?

Is It A Good Or Weird Thing That Some Dollar General Stores Offer Groceries?

Just the words “dollar store” evoke images of aisle upon aisle of discount merchandise — housewares, light bulbs, bright green flip flops — but if Dollar General has anything to do with it, those words will also make you think of buying groceries. [More]

"There Are Worms In My Goobers!"

"There Are Worms In My Goobers!"

Out of an abundance of caution, Dollar General has ordered its stores to remove Goobers candy from its shelves and is programming its point-of-sale systems to block transactions of this product pending further investigation.”

Latest ACSI Survey Is Out: You Really Like Dollar General

Latest ACSI Survey Is Out: You Really Like Dollar General

The American Customer Satisfaction Index has released its latest scores of retail businesses, so we thought we’d take a look at the department store rankings by constructing a handy graph. When it comes to customer satisfaction, apparently Dollar General is doing something right—and Wal-Mart, as usual, is doing lots of things wrong.

Pokemon Valentine's Day Lollipops Should Not Contain Razor Blades

Pokemon Valentine's Day Lollipops Should Not Contain Razor Blades

A 10-year-old elementary school student found a razor blade in the Pokemon lollipop he was about to hand to his sister. Dollar General, which sold the lollipop for $1, immediately recalled the remaining Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops from its 8,300 stores, but they are concerned that “most of this candy has already been purchased.”

Target, Limited Too and Dollar General Quietly Pulling Lead Contaminated Items Off Shelves

Target, Limited Too and Dollar General Quietly Pulling Lead Contaminated Items Off Shelves

According to the NYT, Target, Limited Too and Dollar General have located additional products that are contaminated with lead, but no recalls have been announced by the CPSC.