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Low Income Shoppers

Walmart Blames Its Troubles On Gov't Spending Cuts

AP/HuffPost | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business

Thanks to the federal government's relentless push to cut spending, Walmart's shoppers are hurting and so is the retailing giant. The company annou...

Kim Bhasin

Family Dollar: The Shutdown Is Wreaking Havoc On Poor Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business

The ongoing government shutdown is taking its toll on Americans at the margins, the chief executive of Family Dollar said this week. "The threat of...

'Unrecovery' Hurting Low-Income Shoppers, McDonald's, Walmart

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

By Phil Wahba and Lisa Baertlein Aug 16 (Reuters) - From Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc to Macy's Inc and McDonald's Corp, chains th...

Walmart Exec Warns: Low-Income Shoppers Are Getting Squeezed

HuffPost/AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. offered a weak business outlook Thursday as new economic challenges for its low-income shoppers start to take a toll...

Family Dollar Execs: Shoppers Couldn't Afford Toys This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business

For the poorest Americans, this year's holiday season offered little respite from the lingering Great Recession. Despite signs that the American econo...

Alice Hines

Low Income Black Friday Shoppers Sought Deals On Basic Necessities

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

And the mall gods spoke. This year marked a record turnout for America's holy ritual of consumption, Black Friday. Retail sales were up 9.1 percen...