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Business Insider reports that it appears that Walmart is being beaten by dollar stores "in the competition for budget-conscious customers." The story notes that amid reports that Walmart has been adjusting its Q3 and Q4 ordering plans because of excess inventory, companies like Dollar Tree are "opening legions of stores and increasing traffic and sales at a rapid pace."

In response, the story says, "Walmart is also planning on building more than 240 stores under 50,000 square feet by the end of this year. The industry has speculated that the smaller stores will allow Wal-Mart to operate more like Family Dollar and Dollar Tree."
KC's View:
This is the other battle for Walmart, in addition to the e-commerce issues described above. Not easy to do for a company geared to survive on the ROI from supercenters.