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5805 Royalmount Ave
Montréal, Québec H4P 0A1
Dollarama is proud of its company history. Today we are the country’s largest dollar store chain.
Below are a few key milestones in our company’s growth.
Salim Rossy opens his first S. Rossy Inc. store on Craig Street in Montreal, Quebec.
Salim’s 10 children become involved in the business and its operations gradually expand.
Salim’s son, George Rossy, succeeds his father as president and transitions the
model to a variety store similar in nature to the Woolworth chain. He leads the
Company until his death in 1973.
George’s son, Larry Rossy, assumes leadership of the Company. The chain has 20 stores. Between 1973 and 1992, Larry Rossy grows the S. Rossy Inc. network to 44 stores.
The first Dollarama store opens in April, 1992 in Matane, Quebec with all items offered
for $1. The company grows the store base by converting existing Rossy stores to the
Dollarama concept and opening new locations. The company opens its first store
outside Quebec – in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.
Dollarama opens its first store in Ontario.
Dollarama acquires 60 locations from a retail chain bankruptcy, dramatically expanding
the company’s presence in Ontario. Dollarama opens a new 356,675 square foot ware-
house facility in Montreal.
Dollarama expands into Western Canada – opening a store in Manitoba. The Company
also opens a new 269,950 square foot warehouse facility in Montreal.
Dollarama expands to 335 stores across six provinces. Private equity group Bain Capital L.P. purchases a majority stake in Dollarama.
Dollarama continues its expansion into Western Canada, opening its first stores in Alberta
With store openings in British Columbia and Newfoundland, Dollarama completes its
expansion to all ten provinces. Total store count rises to 463. A new 292,623 square
foot distribution centre is opened in Montreal.
Dollarama opens its new head office and a 325,000 square foot warehouse in Montreal.
Dollarama opens its 500th store in Ottawa, Ontario.
Dollarama successfully implements the introduction of three new price points:
$1.25, $1.50 and $2. The addition of the new price points allows the company to
exceed customers’ expectations of the quality and variety of products they can purchase
for $1 to $2. Dollarama becomes a public company on the 16th of October, trading its
stock on the TSX Stock Market under the ticker symbol DOL.
Dollarama celebrates the opening of its 700th store in Canada. Dollarama expands its product offering with the addition of two new price points bringing the total to 7. The introduction of the $2.50 and $3.00 price points further demonstrate the company’s commitment to providing its customers with greater product selection and value while enhancing the overall shopping experience.read more
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Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Corporation
Larry Rossy is the Chair of the Board of Directors and the CEO. He has been a retailer since 1965 and is the founder of Dollarama. In 1992, Mr. Rossy made the strategic decision to convert the company to the “dollar store” concept. Since that time, Mr. Rossy’s principal focus has been on the expansion of the Dollarama retail network. In addition to overseeing the organization, Mr. Rossy is directly responsible for new store development and site selection. Mr. Rossy also assumed the duties and responsibilities of the chief operating officer, in collaboration with other members of the senior management team, pending the appointment of a candidate to fill the vacancy. He received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University..
Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners, LLC
Joshua Bekenstein is a member of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bekenstein is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC in 1984, Mr. Bekenstein spent several years at Bain & Company, where he was involved with companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Bekenstein is a member of the board of directors and the chair of the human resources, nomination and governance committee of BRP Inc. Mr. Bekenstein also serves as a director of several other corporations, including Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., Burlington Stores, Inc., The Gymboree Corporation, Michaels Stores, Inc., Toys “R” Us, Inc., Waters Corporation, Canada Goose and Bob’s Discount Furniture and sits on the compensation committee of several of those corporations. Mr. Bekenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.
CEO of GRI Capital Inc.
Gregory David is a member of the Board of Directors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of GRI Capital Inc. and has been with the company and its affiliates since 2003. Prior to GRI Capital Inc., Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies from 2000 to 2003. Previously, he worked at Claridge Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and at McKinsey & Co. from 1996 to 1998. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Laws from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Chair of the board of directors and CEO of Sleep Country Canada Inc.
Stephen Gunn is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Gunn serves as chair of the board of directors and CEO of Sleep Country Canada Inc. He is also a director of Golf Town Inc., Mastermind Toys and Cara Operations Limited. He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
|Richard G. Roy|
Richard G. Roy
President and Chief Executive Officer, Uni-Sélect Inc.
Richard G. Roy, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Sélect Inc., a distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America, since January 1, 2008. He also sits on the board of directors of Uni-Sélect Inc. since May 2008. Prior to January 2008, he held various senior roles at Uni-Sélect Inc., including the positions of Vice President, Chief Operating Officer from April 2007 to January 2008, and Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer from January 1999 to April 2007. Mr. Roy received his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec in 2012.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust
Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. From 1996 to 2010, Mr. Thomas served in various senior financial roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, including nine years as Chief Financial Officer and, from November 2009 until December 2010, as Executive Vice-President, Financial Strategy and Performance. Effective March 21, 2013, Mr. Thomas was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust and transitioned to permanent President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. He also serves as a trustee of Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Chartwell Master Care Corporation and a trustee of Chartwell Retirement Residences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of London (U.K.), and is a Certified U.K. and Canadian Professional Chartered Accountant.
Chief Merchandising Officer of the Corporation
Neil Rossy is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rossy joined Dollarama at its inception in 1992 and currently serves as Chief Merchandising Officer. He led the design and construction of the Dollarama warehouses, distribution center and head office. Mr. Rossy is responsible for store design, merchandising, product development and special projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.
|John J. Swidler, FCA|
John J. Swidler, FCA
Consultant, Richter LLP
John J. Swidler, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Swidler is the lead director and the chair of the audit committee of Reitmans (Canada) Limited, the chair of the board of trustees of the Noranda Operating Trust (which supervises the Noranda Income Fund) and he recently joined the board of directors of Accord Financial Corp. He also acts as consultant for Richter LLP, after several years spent acting as senior advisor to the same firm. He was the Managing Partner of RSM Richter LLP (Richter LLP’s predecessor) from 1996 to January 1, 2007 and was Chairman of the firm’s executive committee from 1982 to 1996. Mr. Swidler graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant. He also received a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He received his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec in 1992.
Managing Director, Sankaty Advisors, LLC
Nicholas Nomicos is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Nomicos is a Managing Director at Sankaty Advisors, LLC, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Sankaty in 2011, he was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Partners, LLC where he worked since 1999 in a variety of investments in the manufacturing and consumer product sectors. He also served as Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Corporation from September 2009 to April 2010. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Nomicos was a senior corporate development and manufacturing executive at Oak Industries Inc., and he spent several years at Bain & Company where he was a Manager. Mr. Nomicos serves as a director of several corporations, including BRP Inc. and Penn Foster College. Mr. Nomicos received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University.
|Elisa D. Garcia C.|
Elisa D. Garcia C.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Office Depot, Inc.
Elisa D. Garcia C. is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Garcia currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for the workplace headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining Office Depot in 2007, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Earlier in her career, she served as Latin American Regional Counsel for Philip Morris International and Corporate Counsel for GAF Corporation. She also serves on the boards of the American Arbitration Association, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and acts as an advisory board member for the Corporate Pro Bono Institute. Ms. Garcia is a graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law, and also received a joint BA/MS in Political Science and Management and Policy Sciences from W. Averell Harriman College, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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Headquartered in Montreal, Dollarama is the leading dollar store operator in Canada with over 900 locations in all 10 provinces.
We offer a broad range of quality consumer products and general merchandise for everyday use, in addition to seasonal products– all for $3 or less. Additionally, all of our stores are corporate-owned providing a consistent shopping experience nationwide.
At Dollarama, we are committed to serving the best interests of our shareholders. We seek to enhance shareholder value not only through exceptional business performance and practices, but also through responsible and effective communication. To help put Dollarama’s financial performance into perspective, our Investor relations section provides the latest company information relevant to the individual.read more
In 1992, the Dollarama business was founded by our CEO, Larry Rossy, a third generation retailer. We are the leading dollar store operator in Canada with 900 locations across the country. Our stores provide customers with compelling value in convenient locations, including metropolitan areas, mid-sized cities and small towns.
Dollarama aims to provide customers with a consistent shopping experience, offering a broad assortment of everyday consumer products, general merchandise and seasonal items. Products are sold in individual or multiple units at select fixed price points up to $3.00.