Founded in 1959, Family Dollar Stores is one of the leading discount retail chains in the United States. It is a publicly held and Fortune 500 company. Family Dollar Stores operates more than 6,500 stores in over 40 U.S. states. The company s stores offer a variety of apparel, electronics and grocery items. Its each store is spread over an area of nearly 7,500 square feet. The company s stores provide household chemicals, paper products, candies, snacks, and other food, health and beauty aids. Its stores also offer hardware and automotive supplies. The company s stores provide toys, seasonal goods, personal electronics, and stationery and school supplies. Its stores target low -and middle-income consumers.