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 Tree’s turnaround plans for its Family Dollar business seem to be paying off, as the retailer reported improved results for its second quarter.
Activist investor Starboard Value, which has pushed for changes at Dollar Tree, has decided to withdraw its slate of nominees for election to Dollar Tree’s board of directors at the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.
Dollar Tree reported solid sales in its fourth quarter, while ramping up its Family Dollar integration and turnaround plans, which includes store closings this year.
Dollar Tree is planning a new distribution center project in Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, TX.
Dollar stores are seeing growth in shopper traffic during the holiday season with shoppers from higher income levels driving the growth, according to a recent survey from The NPD Group.
Dollar Tree has appointed Thomas Dickson as a new independent director to the company’s board, effective January 1, 2019. Dickson’s appointment is to fill the vacancy created by the previously announced retirement of Mary Anne Citrino as a director.
Pressured by freight and other cost increases, Dollar Tree managed to grow its net sales and income, although comps slipped at the company’s Family Dollar banner.
Dollar Tree, as part of its continuing integration of Family Dollar’s organization and support functions, plans to consolidate its store support centers in Matthews, North Carolina and Chesapeake, Virginia, to the company’s newly-completed office tower in the Summit Pointe development in Chesapeake.
Dollar Tree has celebrated the grand opening of its 23rd distribution center in Warrensburg, Missouri, with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a celebration with the company’s newest distribution center associates and their families, management and representatives from the local community.