Family Dollar - Company Profile

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In November 1959, Leon Levine opened the first Family Dollar store in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was on his way to becoming a retailing legend. Right from the start, he had a well-developed philosophy of what Family Dollar would be and how it would operate, a philosophy from which he and his management team have never strayed. The concept is a simple one, “the customers are the boss, and you need to keep them happy.”

He created a general floorplan that he used in each of his stores that allowed customers to easily shop for their favorite products in any Family Dollar store. With the stores uniformly laid out and stocked, store managers were able to focus on providing good customer service. This concept for a self-serve, cash-and-carry neighborhood discount store proved so successful that today Family Dollar is a chain with more than 8,000 stores from Maine to California and over 15,000 locations with the combined total of Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores.

As shoppers enter their neighborhood Family Dollar, they’ll find great values on the name brands they trust in a clean, well-organized store staffed with friendly team members who are members of the local community. The average size of a Family Dollar store is approximately 7,000 square feet, and most stores are operated in leased facilities. This relatively small footprint allows the Company to open new stores in rural areas and small town, as well as in large urban neighborhoods. Within these markets, the stores are located in shopping centers or as free-standing building and all are convenient to the Company’s customer base.

Family Dollar offers a compelling mix of merchandise for the whole family. Ranging from an expanded assortment of refrigerated and frozen foods and health and beauty items to home décor and seasonal items, Family Dollar offers the lowest possible price, the name brand and quality private-brand merchandise customers need and use every day.

Our Vision is to Be:

The best small-format value and convenience retailer serving the needs of customer in the neighborhoods we serve.

Continued Growth

As we continue to grow, we're always looking for people with the drive, imagination, and intelligence to help us continue our success. Do you have what it takes to join the Family Dollar team?

Our Values

While as a company we continue to evolve and change, our core values will always remain...

  • Attitude - Responsibility, Integrity, Courtesy
  • Judgement - Do The Right Thing For The Right Reasons
  • Commitment - Honor And Respect For Self And Company