While many businesses are struggling due to the pandemic, discount stores like Dollar Tree are thriving. According to numbers the company made public at the end of August, even after accounting for roughly $135 million worth of COVID-19-related costs it incurred, Dollar Tree profits still rose by a whopping 45 percent in its most recent quarter. Thanks to these gains, the popular discount chain announced it plans to hire 25,000 associates in mid October.

Dollar Tree, which also owns the highly-profitable Family Dollar, is one of the largest retailers in North America. The discount chain owns more than 15,000 stores…

Tracy Gregoire

Tracy Gregoire is the Healthy Children Project Director for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and is a long-time advocate for children’s health.

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