SOURCE: Rothman Research

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August 18, 2010 08:48 ET

Research Reports on Family Dollar Stores and BJ's Wholesale Club -- Discount Variety Stores Still Popular in Current Economic Environment

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -   www.RothmanResearch.com provides members a complete scrutiny of the discount, variety stores industry with thorough research on Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) and BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. (NYSE: BJ). Sign up now on www.rothmanresearch.com to access these free reports.

Recent quarterly earnings reports have been positive in the discount variety store sector with most companies posting profits compared to last year. Family Dollar Stores posted a 19% surge in earnings early in July with sales rising by 8.4% to $2 billion. Discount variety stores have fared better than other retailers during the recession. www.rothmanresearch.com research team provides investors with insight about Family Dollar Stores Inc. by registering now at

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With unemployment rates remaining high and economic turbulence continuing shoppers are still looking to save on purchases. Consumers are staying away from non-essential purchases, but stores offering dry goods and other essential items have been doing well. If profits are any indication it seems that consumers are not shying away from spending a few bucks.

While other retailers have been taking advantage of the moderate economic upturn to increase their price points and thus profit margins, companies in the discount variety sector do not have this luxury. They are turning instead to increase operational efficiency in an attempt to bring their production costs down and margins up. 

With the back to school season rapidly approaching discount variety stores are hoping to take advantage of penny wise parents and students alike looking to get kitted out for less.

Tomorrow, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. will be posting its financial results for the second quarter of 2010. The company which recently released its sales figures for the quarter experienced sales growth of 3.8% in June and 2.8% in July. Comparable club sales jumped by 4.4% for the whole quarter. www.rothmanresearch.com research team provides investors with insight about BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. by registering now at

http://www.rothmanresearch.com/article/bj/23852/Aug-18-2010.html

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