Family Dollar to start selling alcohol

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FILE – This Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows the Family Dollar store in Ridgeland, Miss. Dollar Tree is closing up to 390 Family Dollar stores this year and rebranding about 200 others under the Dollar Tree name. The company closed 84 Family Dollar stores in the fourth quarter, 37 more than originally planned. (AP Photo/Rogelio […]

Discount retailer Family Dollar is adding booze to boost sales. According to USA Today, about 1,000 stores will start selling alcohol. 

The chain announced in March it will close nearly 400 stores this year on top of the more than 120 it closed in 2018. It will also re-brand around 200 stores as ‘Dollar Tree.’

[RELATED]: Family Dollar to close nearly 400 stores

The two operate as a combined company but have underperformed since joining forces in 2015. USA Today reports plans to expand party goods sections and test higher-priced products at its exclusive one-dollar locations.

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