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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.