Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We operate a chain of more than 6,800 general merchandise retail discount stores in 44 states, providing primarily low- and middle-income consumers with a selection of competitively priced merchandise in convenient neighborhood stores. Our merchandise assortment includes consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, and seasonal and electronics. We sell merchandise at prices that generally range from less than $1 to $10. We opened our first Family Dollar store in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1959. In subsequent years, we opened additional stores and organized separate corporations to operate these stores. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1969, and all then-existing corporate entities became its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The mailing address of our executive offices is P.O. Box 1017, Charlotte, North Carolina 28201-1017, and our telephone number is (704) 847-6961. Our website address is www.familydollar.com. ... More ...