Discount Chain http://wfae.org en Family Dollar Profits Drop As Core Customer Struggles http://wfae.org/post/family-dollar-profits-drop-core-customer-struggles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthews-based discount chain Family Dollar started to report record profits about 5 years ago when the country was in a recession.</span></p><p>And now as the economy is recovering, the company seems to be having a bit of trouble holding on to customers it gained during the leaner times.&nbsp;</p><p>But Family Dollar's recent decrease in profits is a little more complicated than that.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a conference call this month, Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine told investors an economic recovery is underway:</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:13:15 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43243 at http://wfae.org Family Dollar Profits Drop As Core Customer Struggles