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Wal-Mart is moving away from the declining discount department store model and is exploring different avenues, such as gasoline, dollar stores, used-car sales and financial services.
Progressive Grocer's 52nd Annual Report of the Grocery Industry found that 14% of independents and 12% of chain managers consider discount department stores a great competitive threat.
The study also revealed that moderate-price and discount department stores are weakest in the sales and service associates area, where scores from customers were the lowest.
Discount department stores carry a wide range of merchandise and compete with a diverse set of retailers, including department, drug, grocery, off-price, outlet, and specialty stores; warehouse clubs; and Internet and catalog retailers.
Discount and traditional department stores continue to attract a substantial share of consumers: of those surveyed, 60 percent of Seattle shoppers will shop at a discount department store this season (versus 74 percent nationally) and 49 percent will shop at a traditional department store (versus 48 percent nationally).
SanDisk is working on increasing its production of new 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Gaming Cards, as well as other capacities, in an effort to meet demand from major electronics retailers, video game outlets and discount department stores in North America, Japan and elsewhere in Asia where the PSP has been introduced.
Linens Sales Dominated by Big-Box Retailers and Discount Department Stores
Discount department stores are chosen most often to shop for and buy gifts, including warehouse clubs, dollar stores, and discount mass merchants, such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, Sam's Club, Kohl's, Costco, etc.
Seventy percent of consumers nationally and in Phoenix plan to shop for gifts at discount department stores.