MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores here said last week it hopes to accelerate top-line growth by continuing to expand its assortment of traffic-driving consumables while increasing its marketing efforts. Consumables accounted for 60.8% of total sales through the first half of fiscal 2010, up 10 basis points, Kenneth T. Smith, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said during a conference call last week with investors to discuss financial results for the second quarter, which ...

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