Headquarters: Montreal (Quebec)
Year of creation: 1992
Type of company: public
Sector of activity: retail
Dollarama operates a chain of more than 1000 stores across Canada. Each store is corporately owned and operated allowing for a consistent shopping experience. Dollarama stores sell an assortment of merchandise including consumables, housewares and seasonable items at a fixed price point up to $4.00 per item. Stores are located in convenient locations, from large and mid-sized cities to smaller towns. Dollarama purchases its goods directly from its more than 900 suppliers that offer both private label and branded products. It was originally founded in 1910 as a general store by Salim Rossy and transitioned into a dollar store chain when his grandson and third generation retailer, Larry Rossy, took over the family business in 1992. Dollarama has set a target of 1200 shops.
Dollarama has more than 20,000 employees across Canada working to ensure that the customer has a satisfying purchasing experience. Employees have the opportunity to develop their retail and management skills and potentially parlay them into a retail career. Current jobs include sales associates, team leaders, store manager and assistant manager.
Dollarama offers a competitive salary along with a benefits package that includes a medical and prescription drug plan, dental insurance, long -term disability insurance and life insurance. Additionally, it offers workers compensation, a performance bonus, a retirement plan, a pension plan, maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, vacation and paid time off.
Dollarama offers a stimulating and diverse work environment that provides opportunities for advancement to its employees. It has a Code of Conduct and Ethics applicable to all directors, management and employees. Additionally, Dollarama has standardized recall procedures to ensure that any questionable products are removed from the shelves in a timely manner to protect the safety of the public. Dollarama is firmly committed to enforcing its high standards of social, environmental and ethical initiatives.