In the News: Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue
December 7th, 2018
Media Outlet: Huffington Post
The Huffington post covered ILSR’s recent report detailing the growing dominance of dollar stores in the retail landscape. Report authors Stacy Mitchell and Marie Donahue, from our Community-Scaled Economy team, were quoted on the growing epidemic of dollar stores replacing grocery stores in urban and rural areas alike.
Here is an excerpt:
In small towns and urban neighborhoods alike, dollar stores are leading full-service grocery stores to close… And their strategy of saturating communities with multiple outlets is making it impossible for new grocers and other local businesses to take root and grow.
Today the dollar chains are capitalizing on these conditions, much like an invasive species advancing on a compromised ecosystem.