Discount stores

The best Christmas stockings at dollar and discount stores in Philadelphia

Want to save money this holiday season? Don’t rule out your local dollar or discount store. Most sell a range of fun and useful Christmas stocking ideas – and the fluffy stockings to gift them in – at an affordable price. We challenged three readers from across town to pick the best gems from a […]

Discount stores

The History of Gibson Discount Stores

At one time, this chain had nearly 700 stores in the south-central United States and as far away as Hawaii and Guam. At the time the chain died, its headquarters were here in Dodge City. Prior to 1936, when Herbert “Herb” R. and Belva Gibson opened the Gibson Novelty Company in Abilene, Texas, Herb had […]

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How discount stores became the fastest growing retail industry

While many mid-priced brands and fast-fashion retailers have seen better times of late, the good old-fashioned dollar store has continued to thrive. As Modern Retail reports, data from e-commerce analytics firm Edge by Ascential reveals that discount retail stores have grown faster than other retail sectors in the United States. . According to the numbers, […]