Is penny-pinching going out of style this holiday season?
This follows an announcement from thrift-store giant Dollar General
Believe it or not, the answer is probably neither of those two. For starters, a decent chunk of Wal-Mart's business has simply migrated online. This morning, Wal-Mart also announced that traffic at Walmart.com is up 60% over last year's holiday shopping season. You also have Target
The restructuring at Dollar General may sting, but it's not indicative of what's going on at rival discounters. Family Dollar
So don't worry, fellow fans of thrifty living. Your havens are generally doing well as we head into the holiday home stretch. It's apparently just you this time, Wal-Mart.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz still can't understand why his local South Florida Wal-Mart locations are such a chore to go to, while he always has a great time at the Central Florida locations. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.