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Family Dollar forms partnership with McLane
May 7th, 2012
MATTHEWS, N.C. – Family Dollar Stores Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with McLane Co., the nation’s leading provider of grocery and food service supply chain solutions.
As a result, Family Dollar will be able to offer customers a broader selection of merchandise, including refrigerated and frozen food.
"We are broadening our assortment and increasing our relevancy to our customers," said Family Dollar chairman and chief executive officer Howard Levine. "McLane’s national footprint and broad distribution network make them a great partner to support our growth initiatives."
In addition to providing the retailer a national supply chain for refrigerated and frozen products, the association with McLane will help Family Dollar tailor its assortments to local markets.
"This is a significant opportunity for McLane," said Mike Youngblood, president of McLane Grocery. "Servicing all of the Family Dollar Stores will involve 19 of our distribution centers across the country. Our nationwide reach combined with our industry-leading cold-chain solution and vast SKU offerings make this an ideal fit for both of our companies."