Dollar Tree

  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Family Dollar announced this week that it is closing down the West Memphis, Arkansas, warehouse that was discovered earlier this year to have a massive rodent infestation, which prompted a recall of items that were held there and might have been contaminated.  However, the company maintained that the closure was not related to the Food […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has made two key additions to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for the Family Dollar banner. “Driving supply chain efficiencies and improving the operating performance of our Family Dollar banner are important elements to long-term value creation for our […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has shaken up its board of directors, naming Rick Dreiling, former chief executive officer of Dollar General Corp., executive chairman and adding Paul Hilal, CEO of private equity firm Mantle Ridge LP, as vice chair along with five other new directors. Former chairman and CEO Bob Sasser and five […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar General is forecasting a sales increase of about 10 percent this year and a jump in profits of between 12 and 14 percent. The retailers expects that inflation will lead more consumers to shop in its stores. Rival Dollar Tree recently increased its top price from $1 to $1.25, but Dollar General has not […]
  1. Department & Category
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 288 we cover some industry news and review retailers Q4 earnings reports. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? News eTail West Tradshow Amazon Stock Split Shopify Fulfillment Network eBay […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Brands are dynamic. Great brand leadership evolves brands in order for brands to stay relevant and differentiated in the customer’s mind. Just because a brand evolves to deliver its promise in a more relevant, differentiated manner does not mean the brand must change its name. Pizza Hut sells more than pizza. UPS (United Parcel Service) […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Much of the technology attention lately has been paid to e-commerce companies, driven in large part by brick-and-mortar stores having to close for some time during the global pandemic. However, some companies, like retail technology company Swiftly, want to give those retailers a chance to capture similar customer experiences, loyalty and digital advertising dollars. When […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
On Friday, MNB reported that Kroger plans to bring its hub-and-spoke approach to an pure-play e-grocery model to three new markets – Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama. I commented, in part: It seems to me that what we are watching here is the creation of a new competitive reality that will affect […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar Tree said this week that during the current fiscal year, it “plans to open 590 new stores and to renovate 800 Family Dollar stores. The new stores are expected to consist of 190 Dollar Tree stores and 400 Family Dollar stores. Approximately 350 of the new Family Dollar stores will be in the Combo […]
  1. Retailer Media
Amazon released its Q4 earnings on February 3, which included the disclosure that Amazon had sold $31.1 billion in ads on its platform in 2021, making Amazon a bigger advertising platform than YouTube. Two weeks later, on February 17,
  1. Stores & Formats
The New York Times reports that Family Dollar had to temporarily close “more than 400 stores after the discovery of a rodent infestation and other unsanitary conditions at a distribution center in Arkansas touched off a far-reaching recall of food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and other products. “A recent Food and Drug Administration inspection of the […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. executive chairman Bob Sasser plans to retire from that post prior to the company’s 2022 annual meeting. Dollar Tree said Friday that, in recognition of Sasser’s many years of service, the board has decided to give him the honorary title of chairman emeritus upon his retirement. Bob Sasser “Bob […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
CHESAPEAKE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), today announced that Bob Sasser, 70, intends to retire from his role as Executive Chairman of Dollar Tree’s Board of Directors prior to the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. In recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the Company, the Board has unanimously determined to […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has fined the chain, owned by Dollar Tree, $1.5 million for over 3,900 violations of the state’s breaks and time off regulations, which are designed to safeguard an employee’s right to a break of at least 30 minutes for every six hours worked. The AG determined through investigations that the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Speed continues to be the name of the game in grocery delivery. Instacart and Dollar Tree are working together to offer one-hour delivery at locations across the country. “When it comes to major household expenses, we know every dollar counts,” said Instacart President Carolyn Everson said. “That’s why we’re proud to expand our footprint with […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart is introducing a new “Ready Meals” hub to make it easier for users to discover and order ready-made meals from grocery stores on its app. The on-demand grocery delivery platform has offered ready-made meals since January 2020 but says the option was not as visible or prominent in its app, which is why it’s […]
  1. Channel: Department Stores
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 283 is a recap the most significant changes to the retail industry in 2021. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? It’s our final show of 2021! We recap the US […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SAN FRANCISCO — Buoyed by the recent boom in omnichannel retailing, Instacart is redoubling its efforts to cement a central role in the marketplace, extending existing relationships with retail partners, establishing new ones, and expanding the scope of activities to include services that directly touch what goes on inside the store. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar Tree is offering a compromise with the activist investor Mantle Ridge that would see it add Richard Dreiling, former CEO of Dollar General, to its board of directors. The investment firm, which owns 5.7 percent of Dollar Tree’s stock, had been looking to replace the retailer’s full slate of directors.
  1. CPG & FMCG
How did Beyoncé, Simone Biles, and boozeless beer shape our shopping trends? As the year winds down, it’s time to review 2021’s retail predictions—and the surprises that popped up along the way. This trend analysis can give U.S. and global consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers and retailers clarity on adapting to and satisfying consumers’ evolving […]

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