Family Dollar gets facelift, adds jobs

Published 3:59 pm Friday, August 24, 2012

The Family Dollar in Greenville is working on spending a few dollars to create a more customer-friendly environment.

The store had its grand re-opening on Thursday where it showcased new light fixtures and a variety of new products, but above all else, the promise of new employees.

District Manager John Lee said this facelift was part of a larger effort of remodeling several of the company’s stores to meet a certain format.

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“That’s our new format in that store,” Lee said. “The landlord is putting in his part too by painting and striping the parking lot. It’s a joint effort with the landlord to upgrade the facility and fitting it to our new format, which is customer friendly.”

The store will be adding an additional five or six jobs to the existing five employees, according to officials with Family Dollar.

The store will now feature 2,500 more products in health and beauty aids, as well as a few more food varieties. Tobacco products have also been added to the store.

New freezer and cooler spaces has been added to the store to add a better selection of frozen and refrigerated food, Lee said.

Gift cards worth $5 will also be given to the first 50 customers who enter the store today.

“The store has continued to produce and do well for the company,” Lee said. “I think it’s been good to the community too. Our sales are doing well there and always have.”