ORLANDO, Fla. — High-income consumers (greater than $100,000 annually) spent 18% more at dollar stores in the second half of 2008, vs. the previous year, revealed the Nielsen Co. earlier this week at its Consumer 360 conference here. Mid-income consumers (between $30,000 and $99,999) purchased 6% more at dollar stores and low-income consumers (below $30,000) 8%. An estimated 65 million Americans shopped at dollar stores in 2008. Their purchases spurred the most dramatic growth in ...

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