SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Shopping at dollar stores is becoming an increasing part of American life, according to ACNielsen U.S., an operating unit of ACNielsen Corporation. An ACNielsen Homescan¿ consumer panel analysis found that 52% of U.S households shopped at dollar stores such as Family Dollar, Dollar General and Dollar Tree in 1999 -- up from 47% in 1998. rson household). "Dollar stores have carved out a successful niche for themselves," according to Todd Hale, senior vice president, ...
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