Dollar General has opened its first store in Washington state, increasing its national presence to 46 states. The store opening in Cathlamet will provide Wahkiakum County residents with household essentials at everyday low prices in a convenient location.
Dollar Tree has reported its comparable sales trends through March 29, with quarter to date comps up 7.1% for namesake stores and up 14.4% for Family Dollar but also with a late moderation of those gains.
Dollar General has appointed Debra Sandler to its board of directors, effective April 1, 2020.
Dollar Tree plans to hire store managers and assistant store managers during its Nationwide Management Hiring Event hosted at participating Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores across the country on Wednesday, January 22.
Dollar Tree has made several changes to its organizational structure and leadership team designed to enhance the company’s execution of its strategy and improve operational performance at its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar business segments.
Dollar Tree delivered a solid sales performance across both its namesake banner and the Family Dollar chain, although the retailer cautioned that the continuing effect of tariffs could impact its fourth quarter and fiscal year outlook.
Dollar Tree said that long-time director Conrad Hall intends to retire at the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders. Serving as an independent director since 2010, Hall’s experience as a former CEO and his demonstrated success in new business development have been integral to Dollar Tree’s board, the company said.
Dollar General has celebrated the grand opening of its 16,000th store in Panama City, Florida. The company celebrated the milestone with a community celebration and donations to two local elementary schools at its new store, which will serve Gulf Coast residents still rebuilding from Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
Dollar Tree’s turnaround plans for its Family Dollar business seem to be paying off, as the retailer reported improved results for its second quarter.