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Dollar Tree celebrates opening of 15,000th store

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Retailer also opened its 23rd distribution center

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree this weekend is celebrating the milestone of its 15,000th store opening, with discounts and promotions at its outlets across the United States and in five Canadian provinces.

In addition, selected new Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores have scheduled grand openings for this weekend, with festivities including giveaways, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, private brand demonstrations and outdoor events hosting local community organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs.

“We are excited to have reached this important milestone in our business, and we continue to see the opportunity to grow our two strong banners, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, into approximately 26,000 stores across North America,” stated Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree’s president and chief executive officer. “Currently, we provide our customers with value and convenient shopping trips more than 2 billion times a year. I would like to thank our 176,000 talented associates that have made our continued growth possible.”

As part of the celebration, customers enrolled in the Family Dollar Smart Coupons program will save an additional 15% off their entire basket at Family Dollar stores when using their digital Smart Coupon redeemable exclusively on July 14, the company said in a statement.

In addition, Dollar Tree is holding a back-to-school promotional event that features school supplies and classroom essentials available at $1 per item.

The company this week also celebrated the grand opening of its 23rd distribution center, in Warrensburg, Mo., with a ribbon-cutting event followed by a celebration with Dollar Tree’s newest distribution center associates and their families, management and representatives from the local community.

“This facility represents a key component to supporting Dollar Tree’s continued growth,” stated Philbin. “We are proud to be able to create jobs in the western Missouri region and are appreciative of the partnerships and support provided by the State of Missouri, Johnson County and the City of Warrensburg.”

Dollar Tree recently broke ground on its 24th distribution center, in Morrow County, Ohio, which is scheduled to open next summer.

In 2017, Dollar Tree’s distribution network shipped and received more than 1.7 billion cases of merchandise, the company said.


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