Most of America's economy comes from shopping. Even though online shopping is on the rise, more people are still going into different stores every day. There are some stores American's keep coming back to over and over again. Whether it's because of quality, price, or brand loyalty, these stores end up more popular than anyone else. At a time when brick and mortar stores are closing left and right, these five stores are attracting people over and over again.
These are stores for shopping. We're not counting restaurants in this countdown. These are regular retail stores. Most of these are warehouse stores people recognize. These are the five most popular stores in America.
This store has everything. It's the store that most people think of when they hear the term warehouse store. When you walk in, it's like you're walking into a giant warehouse. Most Walmarts today have the store for everyday items and a Supercenter for people to buy their food and fresh fruits and vegetables.
One of the things that attract customers to this store is its availability and accessibility. There is a Walmart in every state. If there isn't one in your home town, there is one not too far away. Most stores are also open twenty-four hours, so it doesn't matter what time you realize you need something you can get it.
This store prides itself not only on having the best products you could look for in your home improvement project, but the store takes pride in the services it provides for its customers. Even if the store doesn't have what you're looking for, you have the option of ordering it from the store. They also provide tool rentals in case you don't want to buy the tool you need for the project you plan on doing one time.
Like with Walmart, there's a Home Depot in every state. Even if there isn't one in your town, you know the closest city that has one. They may not be open 24/7 like Walmart, but for the time they are free, they will make sure you know exactly what you need for a project and help you get the best products you need.
Target is another warehouse store. These aren't as accessible as Walmart, or as cheap, but people prefer Target because of the quality of the products they're going to get. The only state in the US that doesn't have a Target in Vermont. Most stores are located in bigger cities, where there is a mall nearby. In other towns, Target is attached to the wall, often one of the stores that keeps the malls alive.
Target is unique on this list because it's one of the few brick and mortar stores that don't show any signs of struggling. Instead, they are doing fine, despite fewer people walking into a store. Target pays attention to consumer trends and uses the patterns to sell their products. They're not afraid of selling their products online.
In the Midwest, if your town doesn't have a Walmart, it has a Dollar General. Some cities have more than one Dollar General if they're big enough. Over the years, Dollar General keeps growing in popularity as a discount store in economic times. Regardless of whether the economy is in a recession or a recovery, people are flocking to Dollar General more than ever.
This store is a combination of both pharmacy and retail. Customers can have access to individual cards that help them gain points to special discounts by the things they buy. While most of Walgreen's revenue comes from the pharmacy, it also increases revenue from some of the services it offers. If someone needs to purchase a passport photo, they can come to Walgreens to get a passport picture taken.
All Walgreens locations are also a FedEx dropoff center. Even if someone doesn't buy something right away, they will keep coming back to drop off packages and buy something along the way.
Online shopping may be a rising trend with consumers, but these stores don't show any signs of slowing down with these trends. They keep raising revenue despite the signs they shouldn't.
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