Dollar Tree Sees Potential for 7,000 Locations

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree here, which operates 3,925 stores, sees the potential to expand its base to up to 7,000 locations, Bob Sasser, president and chief executive officer, told analysts Thursday in a conference call discussing second-quarter results.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree here, which operates 3,925 stores, sees the potential to expand its base to up to 7,000 locations, Bob Sasser, president and chief executive officer, told analysts Thursday in a conference call discussing second-quarter results.

The company will end the year with 230 more new stores, for a total of 4,155, he said.

For the second quarter, which ended July 31, Dollar Tree said its net income rose 37.1% to $78 million, while sales increased 12

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