Dollar Tree buying up Family Dollar Stores

Iowans who like to shop at stores where everything’s a dollar may soon see some changes.

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The Dollar Tree chain is buying rival Family Dollar for eight-and-a-half BILLION dollars. There are about 40 Dollar Trees in Iowa and around 20 Family Dollars. While the items at Dollar Tree all cost a buck or less, the Family Dollar stocks some items up to five-dollars, and higher.

The new Dollar Tree chain will become North America’s biggest discount retailer. Specifics on which stores will remain open haven’t been released.

The Burlington/West Burlington area has both a Family Dollar and Dollar Tree.

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