“I think building a retail franchise is similar to building a skyscraper,” Jim Kelly, president and chief operating officer of Family Dollar Stores, told SN in a recent interview. “The most significant events are those at the foundation. The vision of our founder, Leon Levine, was a focus on the low-income consumer and their need for value, and we have carried that focus throughout our history.” As Family Dollar reaches its 50th anniversary — concurrent with the worst recession in all of ...
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