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More than 2,000 new stores are opening in 2019 as Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse - Houston Chronicle
https://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/More-than-2-000-new-stores-are-opening-in-2019-as-13686079.php

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 10:01:03 AM »
Dollar General:

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“It reminds me of a craps table,” Brown, the commercial real estate analyst, says. “Essentially what the dollar stores are betting on in a large way is that we are going to have a permanent underclass in America. It’s based on the concept that the jobs went away, and the jobs are never coming back, and that things aren’t going to get better in any of these places.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-10-11/dollar-general-hits-a-gold-mine-in-rural-america

Looks like they are winning that bet.

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 02:54:39 PM »
>permanent underclass

A fifth of Americans say they have zero savings | Markets Insider
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/americans-with-zero-savings-at-20-2019-3-1028029171

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »
>>permanent underclass

And Costco seems to go the other way and target a more affluent base. Not sure what their average cart size but it has to be well over $200. I rarely go in there and get out for much less than that. And I can get prime briskets there for about $3 per pound which is crazy.

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 10:47:52 PM »

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 11:20:49 PM »
Hmmm ... over a million dollars per job.

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 11:30:35 PM »
“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.”

http://th3core.com/talk/water-coolerextra/bedtime-story/

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Re: Costco, Dollar General, and TJ Maxx defy the retail apocalypse
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 11:52:35 PM »
The average refund as of March 1 was $3,068, up slightly from $3,046 a year ago.

Average tax refunds are up.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/14/average-tax-refunds-are-up-by-way-irs-says-it-has-billion-waiting-be-collected/