Construction has begun on the building that will house the new Family Dollar store. Morgan City issued the building permit at 391 East 300 North, Dec. 10, 2012.
“At Family Dollar, our goal is to open stores in neighborhoods and communities that are in close proximity to where our customers live and work. We utilized sophisticated modeling software to determine that Morgan, Utah, would be a great new location for us,” Bryn R. Winburn, Family Dollar public relations manager, said in an email. “We are excited about this new neighborhood store as we know our customers will benefit from the value and convenience we provide.”
Family Dollar is a discount retailer that carries national name brands and quality private brands. Products include a wide assortment of items such as auto, hardware, baby care, clothing, frozen and refrigerated groceries, health and beauty, home décor, household, pet food and toys, holiday accessories, greeting cards and gift wrap.
Corporate officials say the store will employ between eight and 10 people.
“We proudly hire from within the communities we serve,” Winburn said.
Although an opening date has not been announced yet, those interested in applying for positions at the new store can do so at www.familydollar.com.
Family Dollar also contributes to the communities where they do business.
“Each year, Family Dollar donates thousands of dollars in in-kind donations to non-profit organizations, as part of our FamilyHope program, to help those less fortunate,” Winburn said. “We look forward to lending a hand to such organizations in the Morgan community.”
Family Dollar operates more than 60 stores in Utah. Locally, Family Dollar stores can be found in Ogden, Clearfield, Roy, Clinton, Kaysville, Layton, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake and Salt Lake City. A new state-of-the-art distribution center will soon be opening in St. George. Headquartered in Matthews, N.C., the company has 7,600 stores in 45 states and employs 50,000 team members.
When deciding what communities to locate their stores in, Family Dollar officials look for a minimum of 8,000 people within a “trade area,” according to their website. In densely populated areas, this means a one-mile radius while in rural towns such as Morgan, it means a 10-mile radius. The stores aim to serve low- to middle-income customers, specifically the core customer identified as “female head of household in her mid 40s.”
Family Dollar was founded in 1959 in Charlotte, N.C., by entrepreneur Leon Levine. He created a general floor plan that is used in each “cash-and-carry neighborhood discount store.”