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CHESAPEAKE, Va. Dollar Tree on Wednesday announced that it has completed its purchase of the assets of 86 Dollar Giant stores for approximately $52 million in cash, plus the assumption of certain liabilities.
This marks Dollar Tree's first expansion of retail operations outside of the United States.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dollar Giant stores offer a wide assortment of general merchandise, contemporary seasonal goods and everyday consumables, all priced at Canadian $1.25 or less. The stores average 9,000 gross sq. ft. and operate in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
"We now have an outstanding platform for significant expansion in Canada, with an experienced team of management and associates,” stated Bob Sasser, Dollar Tree president and CEO.
Dollar Tree operates 4,009 discount variety stores across 48 states. The company is one of the few operations in the dollar channel that literally sells everything for $1 or less.