CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Consumers worried over the economy have flocked to Dollar Tree stores, helping the discounter post sales increases exceeding company and analyst expectations during its fiscal first quarter. Overall sales of $1.05 billion for the quarter ended May 3 increased by 7.8% compared with the same period last year, and comparable-store sales improved by 2.1% as basket size and store traffic increased, the discounter said yesterday. Sales were driven by food, health and beauty, and ...

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