Dollar Tree Stores Inc was founded in 1986. The Company operates discount retail stores in the United States and Canada. Its operations are conducted in two reporting business segments: Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment operates discount variety stores offering merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It includes the Company's operations under the "Dollar Tree," "Dollar Tree Canada," "Deals" and "Dollar Tree Deals" brands, ten distribution centers in the United States, two distribution centers in Canada and a Store Support Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment operates a chain of general merchandise discount retail stores providing consumers with a selection of competitively priced merchandise in convenient neighborhood stores. It consists of the Company's operations under the "Family Dollar" brand, eleven distribution centers and a Store Support Center in Matthews, North Carolina. It operates a chain of more than 13,800 discount retail stores in 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Its competitors include single-price dollar stores, multi-price dollar stores, mass merchandisers, discount retailers, drug stores, convenience stores, independently-operated discount stores, and a wide variety of other retailers. It owns several federal service mark registrations including "Dollar Tree," the "Dollar Tree" logo, the Dollar Tree logo with a "1" and "One Price...One Dollar." In addition, it owns a concurrent use registration for "Dollar Bill$" and the related logo. Its business is subject to a wide array of laws and regulations.
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