More and more of them like what they find, and appear set to continue visiting the discount stores
even if the money returns.
continues to roll out its version of the discount store
, but Target, too, has made major changes to its prototype to keep it relevant to shoppers' needs.
The customer profile for discount stores
- which include retailers such as Poundland, Poundworld, 99p Stores and Huddersfield-based Instore - have also drastically changed, the report said.
Lawson, Japan's second largest convenience store chain operator, currently runs two discount store
chains under two subsidiaries -- ''Shop 99'' under Ninety-nine Plus Inc.
Department and discount stores
have ranked ahead of the other types of retailers in previous Gallup polling; however, the percentages of Americans saying they plan to shop at each are up slightly this year compared with 2004 (from 77% to 83% for department stores and from 72% to 77% for discount stores
Kesko plans to open pilot discount stores
in Anjalankoski, Jamsankoski, Haukipudas, Kotka, Mantta, Vantaa, Viitasaari, Virrat and Ylivieska in spring 2004.
Total sales at its flagship Wal-Mart discount stores
The company has announced that its Wal-Mart division will open 50 new discount stores
, with the format sticking pretty close to its general merchandise roots, although household supply items and dry grocery food products will be well represented.
In fiscal 2002, Wal-Mart will grow its footprint by 40 million square feet, the size of Wal-Mart's business in 1985; forge ahead with the conversion of discount stores
into supercenters; and increase the food content in its discount stores
With a 7% revenue gain in 1999, discount stores
were able to capture more than a 20% market share of apparel dollars.
Littlewoods discount stores
general manager David L'Herroux said: "Positions created include sales management opportunities as well as sales floor staff offering full, part-time and weekend work.
The company will use the money to build 200 discount stores
in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Panty liners and shields gained 31% at discount stores
and 2% at food stores, lagging behind at drug stores.
Other changes in the US market are evidenced by the entrance of discount retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target into food retailing through "supercentre" formats which combine large supermarkets with full-line discount stores
Many consumers are aware of retailers' aggressive sales promotions across all store types, but Discount stores
are reaping the most benefits.