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【大俠行天下日記 / 廉價商店變成新竉/美南新闻集团董事长 李蔚华】

 

 

二OO八年時期美國遭受経濟衰退時期, 許多人都跑到廉價商店去買東西, 十多年後的今天, 許多人在物價高漲及通貨膨脹之壓力下,又跑到廉價商品去購物了。

雖然目前物價上漲,但是失業率極低, 凡是想找工作的人都能找到工作,和十四年前之情況是大大不一樣, 但是以目前百分之八點三的通貨膨脹率,油價和物價已經造成巨大之負擔。

廉價一元商店主要的客源來自於低收入家庭, 由於経濟下滑或物價上漲是廉價商店發展之絕佳時期。

目前在全美各地的廉價商店有許多不同之品牌, 大家都以一元美金為號召, 但是目前真正一元美金可以買到的東西已經不多。

在新冠疫情期間 ,貨櫃運輸價格倍增供應鍊中斷, 使這些廉價商店叫苦連天, 但是他們仍然可以比大商場之價格便宜很多。

今天在全美各大城市之廉價連鎖店都掌握在亞裔商人手中, 他們和許多加油店共同経營, 而且是集中在許多大型商場之中, 面積不大, 往往三倆個員工就可操作, 成本相對低廉。

這些廉價商店之產品多半是中國大陸製造, 隨著美國對中國大陸關税之增加, 相對來貨價也增加, 許多商家之利潤已大不如前。

為了增加競爭力, 這些廉價商店巳経遂漸走進郊區較富裕地區, 希望尋求新的客源 ,對他們而言, 可以在大型商場中爭取一些客人能夠買到價廉物美之物品。

隨著全球化時代之變遷及不確定性, 世界面臨能源及食物之危機, 如果短期內無法解決, 將會帶來嚴重之後果。

Dollar Stores Get More Shoppers

When the 2008 recession hit our community, many Americans started to rely more heavily on the Dollar Store retail chain to buy cheaper goods.

After fourteen years, a similar pattern is showing up. Shopping at the Dollar Store chain’s locations, many shoppers are trying to offset the cost of record high gas prices and the fastest growth in inflation in 40 years.

Inflation has surged with the consumer price index rising by 8.3 % in the past 12 months ending in April. This means the cost of basic essentials is eating away at people’s paychecks.

Since the Great Recession, many Dollar Store locations have grown faster than nearly all the other retailers, adding thousands of stores every year.

With gas prices at $5 per gallon, many people are trying to drive to nearby stores to do their shopping, especially for food items.

As the economy continues to spiral downward, more people will go to the Dollar Store and try to save money. Consumers are clearly feeling pinched by inflation and looking to stretch their dollars.

Today these Dollar Stores are mostly run by Asian businessmen. The stores are not too big and can be run by a few employees. Most of their products are made in China and because of the trade war between the U.S. and China, the duty on the goods has really made it difficult for them to have profits like before.

With the change and uncertainty of globalization, the world is facing energy and food storage problems. If these problems cannot be solved in the short term, it will have serious consequences for the whole world.

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