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Dollar Tree Store Opens at 1 Carlisle Road, Westford

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A Dollar Tree store has opened its doors in Westford.

The 14,352 square-foot retail space  is located at 1 Carlisle Road, taking over the building once occupied by a Rite Aid drugstore.

Inside the Dollar Tree Store on Nov. 30. The store opened in Westford a day earlier. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

Inside the Dollar Tree Store on Nov. 30. The store opened in Westford a day earlier. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

Loreal Harrington of Chelmsford was shopping inside the store on Nov. 30.

“I’ts good,” she said of the discount retail outlet. “It’s clean, it’s big, it’s better than the other ones. I think it’s a step up.”

Dollar Tree stores total 13,600 across 48 states and 5 Canadian provinces.

Most products sell for $1 each. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

Most products sell for $1 each. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

“Dollar Tree continues to grow and we are proud to be part of the Westford community,” said spokesman Kayleigh Painter.

The store has a culture of selling products for $1 or less — a strategy that seems to work. In March 1995 when the company went public on the NASDAQ exchange, its stock price was $15 a share. As of the close on Nov. 30, it was $86.77 a share.

Walgreens

Meanwhile, Rite Aid Corporation of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania completed the transfer in March of all 1,932 stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Incorporated. The Alliance is a holding company located in Deerfield, Illinois that owns Walgreens and a number of pharmaceutical manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution companies.

Shoppers scanned the aisles at the Dollar Tree Store on Nov. 30. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE

Shoppers scanned the aisles at the Dollar Tree Store on Nov. 30. PHOTO BY JOYCE PELLINO CRANE