MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores here said Wednesday it plans a new store layout that will move home and apparel items to the front of the store, ahead of food items. With groceries selling well, the company hopes the change will boost its higher-margin categories, Michael Bloom, president and chief operating officer, told analysts during a conference call to discuss financial results for the second quarter, which ended March 2. “It’s a little tweak,” he ...

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