Family Dollar opens its 7,000th store in Memphis, Tennessee

Graziela Medina Shepnick

Graziela Medina Shepnick

Aug 11, 2011 – PRNewswire

MEMPHIS, Tennessee , August 11, 2011 (press release) – Leading value retailer extends local community commitment with donation

Family Dollar, one of the fastest-growing discount retail chains in the country, continues to expand its footprint across the United States. Today the store is extending its commitment to the communities of its customers and their families with the grand opening of its 7,000th store in Memphis, Tennessee and a special seven thousand dollar donation to the local Mid-South Food Bank.

Dedicated to being a value-priced, one-stop-shopping destination, the brick and mortar Family Dollar introduced a fresh design constructed with green elements and a spacious layout for an easy, yet optimal shopping experience. Complete with a stock of household, hot-priced offerings, the 7,000th store opened its doors today with a grand opening celebration.

The festivities kicked off this morning, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony led by Family Dollar Chairman and CEO Howard Levine. To commemorate the opening of its 7,000th store in Memphis, Family Dollar completed the celebration with the $7,000 donation to the Mid-South Food Bank, along with cans of food donated by members of the local community. Following the presentation, families and attendees were treated to Family Dollar merchandise specials, deals, and complimentary prizes, along with a Coca-Cola Refreshment Experience featuring games, product samples, and light catering.

To give Memphis residents the opportunity to participate in the activities and give back, the retailer held a special promotion rooted in local cause, prior to grand opening day. On August 10, Family Dollar offered an exclusive shopping event for all Memphis residents. For each canned food donation, the retailer awarded high-value coupons to store visitors and donors throughout the day, empowering customers to give back to the local community.

"Family Dollar is absolutely thrilled to be opening our 7,000th store and what better place to do so than in the great city of Memphis," said Mr. Levine, the Family Dollar Chairman and CEO. "This new store is a special example of our expansion and growth as a nationwide retailer, but gives us a venue to show customers our appreciation by creating an even better, more compelling shopping experience for their families."

To allow all loyal consumers to join in the celebration of the 7000th store opening, Family Dollar is offering customers nationwide a chance to win Family Dollar gift cards valued from $25 to $500 throughout August at www.familydollar.com.

For more information on Family Dollar's 7,000th grand store opening in Memphis, please visit www.familydollar.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/familydollar.

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 7,000 stores in rural and urban settings across 44 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.

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