Bargain Basements and Top Shelves: What's Driving Retail Growth?
Holiday Toys: $1-$15
Seasonal items, like the children's holiday toys displayed here under two miniature Christmas trees, are major drivers in dollar stores' income growth.
"Most of what we carry is $10 or less, and 30 percent is $1 or under," said Josh Braverman, communications director for Family Dollar.
While the items in the photo are all $15 or less, he added the company will carry various items with higher price tags, sometimes in the $30 to $50 range. "If customers would end up spending more [on the same item] elsewhere, then we'll carry it here at a value."