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Dollar Tree opens 15,000th store

BY Marianne Wilson

Extreme value discounter Dollar Tree continues to expand its store network.

Dollar Tree is celebrating its 15,000th store opening this weekend with discounts and promotions at its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores, along with grand opening celebrations at select new stores across the country.

“We are excited to have reached this important milestone in our business and we continue to see the opportunity to grow our two strong banners, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, into approximately 26,000 stores across North America,” stated Gary Philbin, president and CEO.

In related news, Dollar Tree has opened the doors to its 23rd distribution center, and another is on the way.  The centers will bolster Dollar Tree’s distribution network, which shipped and received more than 1.7 billion cases of merchandise in 2017.

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Target reportedly testing products with exclusive app

BY DSN STAFF

Target is stepping up new product development with a secret app that connects designers with the customers that purchase the merchandise.

Called Studio Connect, the Target app solicits feedback from families throughout the product development process, reported Fast Company. The result is better designed merchandise that drives sales.

Users scroll through pictures of a selection of merchandise on the social media-like app, and provide their feedback, or how they think products could be improved, according to the report. App participation is invitation-only, and customers are chosen based on online research and receipt polls conducted by the retailer. The group is restricted to approximately 600 members.

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Target to offer consumers a day of digital savings

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Target is looking to help consumers on the hunt for summer savings with a one-day sale, happening on July 17 at Target.com

Those who spend $100 on Target.com on July 17 get a free six-month membership for same-day delivery. Several of the day’s deals include:

  • A 30% off Target exclusive home brands;
  • Sale on cookware, small appliances and floorcare;
  • A 25% off beauty and personal care;
  • Sales on select top toy brands;
  • After spending $25, a $5 saving on books;
  • A 30% off Target-exclusive kids home brands;
  • A 30% off top Google products;
  • A 30% off select baby gear; and
  • Free shipping on next-day Target Restock delivery orders on July 17.

Further information on the day of savings can be found on the company’s website. The sale will begin early in the morning on July 17 and run through 11:59 pm CT.

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