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Dollar stores are dominating retail by betting on the death of the American middle class

Dollar General and other dollar stores are thriving while department stores like Macy's and Sears close hundreds of locations. Dollar stores' sales grow as more Americans struggle economically, with retailers betting on a "permanent underclass in America." Dollar General's CEO said the American economy "is continuing to create more of our core customer" — households making less than $40,000 a year.
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