SWEETWATER, Texas -- General merchandise sales have been boosted by 5% to 10% at the 19-unit Lawrence Bros. supermarket chain with new permanent Dollar Day Depot departments. The everyday Dollar Day Depots, packed with housewares, hardware, plasticware and gadgets, all feature $1 prices and are set up as in-line departments at 10 stores. "We've seen customers shopping the section regularly, with some spending $20 a week there. Some of our stores are generating on average $400 to $700 in ...

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