Dollar Tree has a wide variety of products which includes national, regional and private label brands. The items or products that can be found in their stores are for health and beauty, seasonal decor, glasswares, housewares, household cleaning supplies, gift bags and wrap, craft supplies and many other things. Some of their stores also sell frozen foods, pre-baked goodies and other dairy items such as ice cream, milk, eggs.
The company upgrades their website for a new and better e-commerce platform in 2009. They added customer ratings and reviews recently on their website and customers can locate and research information about the company.
All of their stores are bright, clean and well organized and stocked with wide varieties of products at an extreme value.
Dollar Tree history started 50 years ago when K.R. Perry opened a variety store which he named Ben Franklin in Norfolk, Virginia and later named K&K 5&10 in 1953. Together with Macon Brock and Doug Perry they started K&K Toys a mall concept toy store in Norfolk, Virginia. While K&K 5&10 store still continues to exist and became the foundation of their Dollar Tree store during the 1970’s. They started the Only $1.00 with five stores located in Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia in 1986. In 1991, K&K Toys were sold to KB Toys, a retail toy stores in the U.S. and they just focus on the expansion of the dollar stores. In 1993, they changed the company name from Only $1.00 to Dollar Tree Stores. The company went public on the NASDAQ exchange in 1995. They opened their first distribution center and their new support center, which are both located in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1997. In 1999, they opened their second Distribution Center located in Olive Branch, Mississippi. They opened another new Distribution Center in Stockton, California in 2000. Dollar Tree opened two more additional Distribution Centers in Georgia and Pennsylvania in 2001. The same year Bob Sasser was promoted to President and CEO (Chief Operating Officer) of the company and later promoted as Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Within the same year, they opened two new Distribution Centers in Illinois and Washington. In 2008, Dollar Tree earned a place in the Fortune 500 as the only company to make a dollar at a time. In 2010, the company opened their 4,000th store and obtained Canadian Dollar Giant Stores operated in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. These are the companies first retail locations outside the U.S.
Dollar Tree operates 10 Distribution Center that supports thousands of their stores across the U.S. and Canada. This department is committed to providing excellent service to all their stores. Some of the jobs available are as follows.
Warehouse Department Managers
You will manage and oversees associates and all their other related tasks.
General Warehouse Associate
You will be responsible in loading and unloading trailers, moves merchandise from one area to area. You will use conveyors or any power lift equipment in the Distribution Center.
The company provides a Distribution Center Management Training Program to train their future logistics professionals. After the training, the trainees will become Distribution Center, Department Managers that will be responsible in one of their 10 Distribution Centers.
Benefits of Working at Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree is a great company to work with where you will be treated like a family and give you flexible schedules if you work for a part-time job. The company offers growth opportunity if you are willing to put extra effort in everything you do. It is a good place to start your career.
Dollar Tree offers great benefits for all their associates. Some of the benefits include: medical and dental plan, vision plan, long term and short term disability coverage, voluntary life insurance and company paid life insurance. The company also rewards their people for doing a job well done by offering them an employee stock purchase plan and company-funded profit sharing plan.