Family Dollar announced in a press release it will close 390 stores this year and also make big changes to the stores it is keeping open. They haven't directly made public the stores location that they plan to close, rather simply describing them as "under preforming". Family Dollar currently has 60 stores in Maine.

Dollar Tree bought the company in 2015. But Family Dollar has struggled not to mention the parent company Dollar Tree is under much scrutiny to increase profits.  Some of the plans for Family Dollar stores being closed is a re-brand as Dollar Tree, and many others will be renovated to include Dollar Tree merchandise sections.