Dollar Tree makes it official: Item now $1.25. Will be spent – Bharat Times Hindi News

NEW YORK: Faced with rising costs of merchandise and merchandise, discount retail chain Dollar Tree on Tuesday said it would increase the prices of most of its products by up to $1.25.

Dollar Tree said the reason for its price increase to $1.25 was not due to short-term or temporary market conditions and added that the price increase was permanent. Higher prices will allow the company to face higher trading cost growth as well as higher operating costs, such as wages, it said.

(Dollar Tree) believes this is an opportune time to move away from the constraints of the $1.00 price point in order to continue to offer exorbitant value to customers, the company said in a statement.

Dollar Tree was one of the last true dollar stores, as most of its competition was blown away by that price point.

The company, which is based in Chesapeake, Virginia, said in September that it was testing higher prices at select stores. On Tuesday, it said it would introduce the new price point in more than 2,000 additional Dollar Tree stores in December and complete the rollout in all of its stores by early next year. The company has tree stores worth about $8,000.

CEO Michael Witensky said he expects Dollar Tree customers to remain loyal.

Its shoppers believe that at $1.25, it’s still going to be an undeniable value because of what they’re seeing in the market, Wittensky said on a call with industry analysts. And they know Dollar Tree hasn’t raised its price in 35 years, so they’re giving us credit.

The company’s stock rose 9.2% on Tuesday following the announcement, which was combined with the company’s quarterly earnings. Analysts at Citigroup described the earnings as disappointing, but said investors watching the company’s past earnings are ultimately pushing up prices.

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