What’s 5 Below?

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As a chain of more than 500 stores in the Eastern U.S., 5 Below is a hit with young people for its eclectic, fast-changing selection of goods, most costing under $5. Roy White reports.

There’s Profit in Ethnic Tastes

  • Category Profile: There’s Profit in Ethnic Tastes
    Foods once considered exotic are now the norm. Mexican, Asian, and Indian flavors are everywhere. Millennials and Baby Boomers alike are keys to the interest in ethnic foods. It is all part of this month’s Category Profile. Click here for video.
A “Lidl” Help for Save-A-Lot

Two former Lidl executives now head up discounter Save-A-Lot, as the chain prepares to battle a revamped Aldi and incoming Lidl U.S. David Merrefield explains.

Helping Disabled Shoppers

Some 56 million Americans are disabled, but they still have to shop. How are retailers accommodating their needs? Brad Edmondson profiles some solutions.

Deflation’s Impact

The past 18 months have been tough on all retailers due to deflation, which lowered prices and depressed margins. Is the end in sight? Roy White prognosticates.

IKEA’s Food Sales

Home goods chain IKEA might be famous for its Swedish meatball eateries, but also sells more than 150 private-label food products. Christopher Durham has the details.

Private Label, European Style

European retailers are having a big impact in the U.S. Euromonitor International's Alexander Kottke, explains how they use private label to build consumer loyalty.