Five and Dime Stores, also known as variety stores, were a type of retail store that offered a wide variety of low-priced merchandise. They were popular in the United States from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century, and were known for their affordable prices and vast selection of goods.
Here is a timeline of the five and dime store industry, along with some details about the major chains:
While the original five and dime store concept is no longer widely used, some of the chains that emerged from the industry have continued to evolve and remain in operation. For example: