Despite indications of an improving overall economy, low-income consumers remain under considerable pressure, according to reports from two of the nation’s largest dollar-store chains. “When you look at the economic data, you do start to see signs of improvement. Unemployment has improved, and housing is starting to pick up,” said Mary A. Winston, chief financial officer, Family Dollar, said at the Americas Select Franchise Conference sponsored by Barclay’s ...

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