Dollar Tree Cites Sales Pressure in Q3

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree here said adjusted earnings improved by 12.2% in the third quarter while the company saw comparable-store sales improve by 1.6%.

Bob Sasser, president and chief executive officer, said sales were pressured as a result of consumer anxiety, a calendar that pushed some Halloween sales to the fourth quarter and by tough comparisons to results in the same period a year ago.

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