Family Dollar is an American chain of general merchandise discount stores. It sells a large assortment of home products, apparel, accessories, electronics, office and school supplies, beauty, health and wellness products, food and beverages, among others. Most items at Family Dollar cost under $10, and a large selection of products is sold at $1 or below. Family Dollar operates more than 8,000 locations in 45 states.
Leon Levine grew up in his family retail store and he was only 21 when he founded his own business, in 1959. Convinced that he could sell good quality products for under $2 along with great customer care, he opened the first Family Dollar store in Charlotte, North Carolina. After the second store opened in South Carolina two years later, Family Dollar grew fast. Between 1971 and 1978, the chain went from 100 to 300 locations. Ten years later, Family Dollar was operating 1,500 stores. Leon Levine retired in 2003 but the business remained in the family since his son Howard R. Levine took over as Chairman and CEO.
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