In 2018, after a lifetime in the retail industry, the company`s founder, Larry Rossy, resigned as executive chairman and was named president emeritus. Stephen Gunn, Senior Director of the Board of Directors since 2009, is appointed Chairman of the Board. Dollarama was founded by Larry Rossy, the third generation retailer and Canadian entrepreneur. It all started in 1992 with a store in Matane, Quebec, and over the next two decades it quickly became a household name and shopping destination for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. (not to be confused with Rossy Michael, a similar chain founded in 1949 by another son of Salim Rassy). This year, Larry Rossy opened the first Dollarama in the „Les promenades du St-Laurent“ shopping center in Matane. By the late 1990s, Dollarama had become by far the Rossy family`s main source of income. Thus, the Rossy S chain was abandoned at the turn of the millennium, with all its stores closed or converted to Dollarama locations.  After changing all locations to the dollar store concept, Larry Rossy continued to open new stores in 2015, reaching 1,000 stores.  In November 2004, 80% of the chain was sold for $850 million to a private equity fund, Bain Capital, of Boston, Massachusetts.
 Many Dollarama stores were opened in place of the previous locations of the defunct BiWay, which was closed after a series of suspicious financial transactions involving a new owner of the parent company.  Dollarama opened its online store on January 21, 2019, where it will sell many of its products in bulk.  Only 1,000 of the approximately 4,000 products offered in Dollarama stores are sold online, i.e. items that can easily be purchased in large quantities.  Dollarama Inc. operates a chain of dollar stores in Canada. The stores offer general products, consumables and seasonal products. The company also sells its products through the online store.
As of July 31, 2022, the company operated 1,444 stores. The company was previously known as Dollarama Capital Corporation and changed its name to Dollarama Inc. in September 2009. Dollarama Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Cryptocurrencies: The prices of cryptocurrencies are updated in real time. Sources: CoinDesk (Bitcoin), Kraken (all other cryptocurrencies) Canada`s main stock index fell on Wednesday, weighed down by tech stocks, ahead of the Bank of Canada`s decision on interest rates expected later in the day. Equities: Real-time U.S. stock prices reflect transactions reported only through Nasdaq; Prices and full volumes reflect trading in all markets and are delayed by at least 15 minutes. International stock prices are delayed according to the requirements of the stock market. Company fundamentals and estimates from FactSet analysts. Copyright © FactSet Research Systems Inc.
All rights reserved. Source: FactSet Markets Diary: The data on the U.S. overview page represents transactions in all U.S. markets and updates up to 8 p.m. See the table of closing logs for 4 p.m. Sources: FactSet, Dow Jones In 2004, Dollarama was growing rapidly with nearly 350 stores in six Canadian provinces. Private equity group Bain Capital is investing in Dollarama by purchasing a majority stake to support its continued growth. For more information, see the SEC`s Privacy and Security Policy.
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2006, Dollarama opened a distribution center in Montreal, Quebec, close to its deposits. Salim`s son, George Rossy, succeeded his father as president and transferred the model to a variety store similar to the Woolworth chain.