Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), a leading national discount retailer offering name brands and quality, private brand merchandise, today announced it will host its second annual “Family Dollar Fabulous” event. This invitation-only event will be held in Midtown, Manhattan on October 17, 2014, and is designed to partner the industry’s most trusted African-American beauty brands with today’s influential beauty vloggers and bloggers.

“Family Dollar offers a wide assortment of health and beauty products, thoughtfully selected with our African-American customers in mind,” said Jason Reiser, Chief Merchandising Officer. “From hair-care, to skin-care, to cosmetics, Family Dollar is your one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs, at our everyday low prices. The ‘Family Dollar Fabulous’ event is highly anticipated– both by our supplier-partners and blog contributors– and is a great way to showcase the thoughtful selection process that goes into choosing the incredible variety of beauty products we offer customers.”

Returning for this year’s event is spokesperson and actress Vanessa Williams, who will be on hand to give beauty tips, share insights and answer questions on how to achieve incredible looks on a budget.

“This event, hosted by Family Dollar, celebrates the beauty of the African American woman, highlighting ways to enhance our unique features, skin tones and hairstyles –to align our outer beauty with our beauty inside,” Williams said. “I'm thrilled to be part of this event again because I'm all about keeping it authentic, beautiful and fabulous!"

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About Family Dollar

For more than 50 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 more than 8,100 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

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