Family Dollar Posts Flat Comps in Q4

"Over half our customers are on some kind of government assistance out there, so when they hear and read about all this uncertainty, I think it impacts their confidence [and] their outlook." — Howard Levine, chairman and CEO, Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C. The government shutdown will likely rattle an already shaky consumer base for Family Dollar Stores, its chief executive officer said last week.

"The way I think about these kinds of things, it’s just not a help to consumer confidence," Howard Levine, Family Dollar’s chairman and CEO, said during a conference call

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