Topics » Business & Economy   Dec. 23, 2011

Bargain Basements and Top Shelves: What's Driving Retail Growth?

Paper Towels: $1

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Photo: Family Dollar

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Paper Towels: $1

Household paper is another category of products helping to drive growth at dollar stores.

"They're growing their sales," analyst Anthony Chukumba told us in our story about the bifurcated economy. "They're growing their profit margins. They're growing their earnings. And the stocks are reflecting that as well."

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