Interesting Facts of the Day: Dollar Stores
1. The combined store count of the four dollar store chains— a total of 21,500 (consisting of 9,600 Dollar Generals, 4,200 Dollar Trees, 6,800 Family Dollars, and 285 99¢ Cent Only Stores)—now exceeds the combined store count of the three national drugstore chains (19,700 for CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid).
2. There are 2.5 times as many Dollar Generals in the U.S. (9,600) as Walmarts (3,858), and both Dollar Tree (4,200) and Family Dollar (6,800) have more stores than Walmart.
3. There are 5.6 dollar stores in the U.S. for every one Walmart.