1980 - 1989

The pace of store expansion accelerates and Family Dollar becomes a major regional discount store chain. 

1981 – 400th store opens. 3 for 2 split of common stock.
1982 – 500th store opens. 3 for 2 split of common stock.
1983 – 700th store opens. 2 for 1 split of common stock.
1985 – 3 for 2 split of common stock.
1989 – 1500th store opens.