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November 14, 2018Report: Dollar Stores Score Failing Grades for Second Year


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Eric Whalen; Communications Coordinator, Coming Clean;, (971) 998-8786.

Just before the holiday shopping season, the Campaign for Healthier Solutions and the Mind the Store campaign released an annual report card on retailer’s actions to protect customers from toxic chemicals in consumer products. While several retailers have shown substantial leadership on toxic chemical policies and improved their grades over last year, dollar stores continue to earn grades well below the curve. The report, Who’s Minding the Store? -- A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals , found that the nation’s three largest dollar store chains scored behind the curve, with Dollar Tree earning a grade of ‘D,’ and both 99 Cents Only and Dollar General earning an ‘F’ with zero points.

Media Contact:

Eric Whalen, (971) 998-8786,
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See the full report card here:

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Dollar Tree scored 27.5 out of 135 possible points, ranked 22nd out of 30 retailers analyzed, and earned a ‘D’ for toxic chemical policies.  See Dollar Tree’s results here:



 99 Cents Only scored 0 out of 135 possible points and has made no discernible commitments to protect their customers beyond following the law, and earned an ‘F’ for their toxic chemical policies.  See 99 Cents Only’s full results here:



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Dollar General also scored 0 out of 135 possible points and has made no discernible commitments on hazardous chemicals beyond following the law. Dollar General earned an ‘F’ for their toxic chemical policies.  See Dollar General’s full results here:


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