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Soaring Freight Costs Whack Dollar Stores

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Operating on razor thin margins has its downsides. The dollar store sector is poorly positioned when it comes to higher freight costs because its price points leave less wiggle room for mark-ups. “The main takeaway from 2Q results is the increasing margin pressure from freight,” Goldman Sachs retail analyst Kate McShane said. “While this issue…

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