Dollars and Sense
The pandemic was a disaster for many people and companies last year — but not dollar stores. The largest chain, Dollar General, saw a 32% increase in foot traffic, according to The Washington Post. But people in need of bargains may not always find them — especially now that the remaining "true" dollar store, Dollar Tree, has said it will be raising some of its prices beyond the coveted $1 mark. Read on for that and more dollar-store dirt.