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09/08/2020

Dollar Tree opening new distribution centers

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Dollar Tree keeps expanding its distribution center network to serve its growing store fleet.

The discounter opened its 25th U.S. distribution center, a 1.2 million-sq.-ft. facility in Rosenberg, Texas. It also recently started shipping products from its 26th U.S. facility, in Ocala, Fla. The first phase of the 1.2 million- sq.-ft. Ocala facility opened last month, with the second phase expected to be completed in 2022.

In May, Dollar Tree said it expects to open 500 new stores in fiscal 2020 (325 Dollar Tree stores and 175 Family Dollar stores). 

“Our two newest state-of-the-art distribution centers will enhance our supply chain efficiencies by providing stores in the southeastern and southwestern states with essential products, at great values, for our customers,” stated Michael Lech, chief logistics officer, Dollar Tree.

Last year, Dollar Tree’s distribution network shipped and received more than 1.8 billion cases of merchandise through its facilities.

Dollar Tree operated 15,479 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of August 1, 2020. Stores operate under the banners of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Canada.

This story originally appeared on Chain Store Age

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