MATTHEWS, N.C. - The installation of refrigerated coolers selling food at Family Dollar stores here helped the retailer post comparable-store sales growth of 3% during its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 26.
stores with coolers exceeded the overall average. Family Dollar added 400 stores during the quarter, bringing the total to 1,400 of the company's 5,900 stores. Levine said Family Dollar would add coolers to around 2,100 stores during the fiscal year.
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