In a sign of just how much the economy is hurting its traditional
customer base, Walmart finds itself going head-to-head with Target
for middle-income customers just as its lower-income clientele is
being lured away by an even cheaper option — the dollar store.
“If you go to the dollar stores, they’ve done a much better job of
offering food to the consumers,” Sozzi said, adding that a lot of
people who used to shop at Walmart “don’t have the money” to shop