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Dollar Tree is expanding its distribution network

BY Dan Berthiaume

Dollar Tree Inc. will open a new distribution center in Rosenberg, Texas, pending approvals.

The discount retailer will invest approximately $130 million in the 1.2-million-sq.-ft. facility. The distribution center will provide service directly to Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores and employ more than 300 people.

Dollar Tree’s final decision to build the facility in Rosenberg is predicated on the formal approvals of the City Council, the Rosenberg Development Corporation, and the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court. Also required are the annexation of the 140-acre site and the creation of reinvestment zones by the city and county, as well as the successful closing on the purchase of the site.

“Dollar Tree is a large and growing organization,” said Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree’s president and CEO. “We currently operate more than 1,600 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the state of Texas and we are excited about our new distribution center project in Fort Bend County. We expect this new, state-of-the-art facility will enhance our supply chain efficiencies and provide convenient access to our network of stores through reduced stem miles, all while creating hundreds of new jobs.”

Construction is planned to commence in the April to May 2019 period, with the facility expected to be operational by summer 2020.

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