- We opened 475 new stores, including 41 stores in California;
- We renovated, relocated or expanded 854 stores;
- We substantially expanded our assortment in key consumable businesses like food and health and beauty aids;
- We introduced new categories like tobacco, magazines and gift cards;
- We expanded coolers in 1,375 stores;
- We enhanced our communications to customers through improvements in our marketing capabilities;
- We opened our 10 th distribution center and began construction of our 11 th distribution center;
- We delivered another year of double-digit earnings per share growth;
- We increased the annual dividend paid to shareholders by 16.4%; and
- We increased return on shareholders’ equity and return on invested capital.
Family Dollar Reports Record Sales And Earnings Results
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