In rapper Lil’ Dicky’s hit song “$ave Dat Money,” he sings about how rappers should focus on saving money rather than spending it. The chorus ends with “What we do? We gone save that money.” Although used in a different context, dollar and limited-assortment stores are upgrading their offerings and allowing consumers to “save that money” when shopping for consumables.
“Discount retailers are increasingly stocking their shelves with consumables because that is what is driving the demand,” says Claire O’Connor, industry analyst at Los Angeles-based IBISWorld. “Previously, they were known for carrying discontinued or random items, but now operators are increasingly stocking their shelves with food and beverage products in an attempt to increase daily foot traffic.”