Family Dollar enhances food offerings with McLane

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores has entered into a strategic partnership with McLane, a provider of grocery and food service supply chain solutions, to enable the retailer to offer customers a broader selection of merchandise, including refrigerated and frozen food, across the retailer’s more than 7,200 locations in 45 states.

“We are broadening our assortment and increasing our relevancy to our customers. McLane’s national footprint and broad distribution network make them a great partner to support our growth initiatives,” said Howard Levine, chairman and CEO.

In addition to the ability to tailor the assortment to local markets, Family Dollar, through its partnership with McLane, will establish a national supply chain for refrigerated and frozen merchandise that will provide both the scale and consistent service to propel this growing segment of the business.