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Business Insider has a story suggesting that while Black Friday has lost a bit of its luster in recent years, "according to data from location tracking company Foursquare, discount stores, such as dollar stores, are gaining in foot traffic this year as Black Friday approaches. While most retailers are expecting a slump in foot traffic, Foursquare predicts that the number of visits to dollar stores this year will exceed the last two years."

While dollar stores traditionally have not gotten a bump out of Black Friday traffic, "dollar stores are predicted to pull off a Black Friday win for two reasons," the story says.

"First, this year customers are less interested in traditional Black Friday sales. Second, more and more Americans are interested in deep-discount retailers year-round, a phenomenon that has helped fuel the growth of dollar stores across the county."
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