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8,000 Stores Strong: Family Dollar Celebrates Milestone Store Opening

Today, Family Dollar hits a major milestone in its history as the Company opens its 8,000 th store in Lancaster, South Carolina. Much has changed at Family Dollar since the first store opened in Charlotte in 1959, but the unyielding focus of the Company has remained the same–to provide great value and convenience for its customers.

“I’m thrilled to open our 8,000 th store,” said Howard Levine, Family Dollar’s Chairman and CEO. “We have over 200 stores in South Carolina, so it certainly is a great fit for us to open this landmark store in the state. We’ve provided our customers with value and convenience over the last fifty-three years in each of our stores across the country, and we look forward to bringing the same service and quality merchandise to this new store in Lancaster.”

Joe Shaw, Mayor of Lancaster, echoed Levine’s excitement. “Lancaster is proud to have been selected as the site of Family Dollar’s 8,000 th store. We look forward to partnering with Family Dollar to meet the retail needs of our citizens.”

GRAND OPENING FACTS

  • When: Thursday, October 10, at 9 a.m.
  • Where: 1513 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720
  • In Attendance: Howard Levine, Mayor Shaw and Family Dollar officials
  • Events: A donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina; giveaways from The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Inc. and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company; radio remote from 10 a.m. to noon

Visit FamilyDollar.com for our latest sale items, coupons and upcoming events every day of the year. You can also check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/familydollar and Twitter at @myfamilydollar.

About Family Dollar

For more than 53 years, Family Dollar has been providing value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations. Family Dollar’s mix of name brands, and quality, private brand merchandise appeals to shoppers in 8,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 46 states. Helping families save on the items they need with everyday low prices creates a strong bond with customers who refer to their neighborhood store as “my Family Dollar.” Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte, Family Dollar is a Fortune 300, publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit www.familydollar.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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