Executive Briefings

Relationship with McLane to Enable Family Dollar to Expand Offerings at Stores

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with McLane, a major provider of grocery and food service supply chain solutions. Beginning in September, this partnership will enable Family Dollar to offer customers a broader selection of merchandise, including refrigerated and frozen food, across the retailer's more than 7,200 locations in 45 states.

"We are broadening our assortment and increasing our relevancy to our customers. McLane's national footprint and broad distribution network make them a great partner to support our growth initiatives," said Chairman and CO Howard R. Levine.

"This is a significant opportunity for McLane," said Mike Youngblood, president of McLane Grocery. "Servicing all of the Family Dollar Stores will involve 19 of our distribution centers across the country. Our nationwide reach combined with our industry-leading cold chain solution and vast SKU offerings makes this an ideal fit for both of our companies."

In addition to the ability to tailor the assortment to local markets, Family Dollar, through its partnership with McLane, will establish a national supply chain for refrigerated and frozen merchandise that will provide both the scale and consistent service to propel this growing segment of the business.

Source: Family Dollar

"We are broadening our assortment and increasing our relevancy to our customers. McLane's national footprint and broad distribution network make them a great partner to support our growth initiatives," said Chairman and CO Howard R. Levine.

"This is a significant opportunity for McLane," said Mike Youngblood, president of McLane Grocery. "Servicing all of the Family Dollar Stores will involve 19 of our distribution centers across the country. Our nationwide reach combined with our industry-leading cold chain solution and vast SKU offerings makes this an ideal fit for both of our companies."

In addition to the ability to tailor the assortment to local markets, Family Dollar, through its partnership with McLane, will establish a national supply chain for refrigerated and frozen merchandise that will provide both the scale and consistent service to propel this growing segment of the business.

Source: Family Dollar