Family Dollar Expands Food Offer

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores here said in its fourth-quarter earnings conference call that its primary objective for fiscal 2012 is to drive traffic with an expanded selection of consumables and to drive larger baskets with more impulse purchases. Consumables increased 12% in fiscal 2011 to 69.1% of sales in the fourth quarter, compared with 67.3% a year earlier reflecting expanded assortments

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores here said in its fourth-quarter earnings conference call that its primary objective for fiscal 2012 is to drive traffic with an expanded selection of consumables and to drive larger baskets with more impulse purchases.

Consumables increased 12% in fiscal 2011 — to 69.1% of sales in the fourth quarter, compared with 67.3% a year earlier — reflecting expanded assortments of food and health and beauty aids, the company noted.

“We plan

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