Dollar Tree stops playing music in its stores in order to save money

Publicity stunt or penny-pinching? That's the question being asked about Dollar Tree's decision to discontinue playing music in its 3,899 stores.

In response to customer complaints on its Facebook page, Dollar Tree explained the decision to remove music from its store:

"... keeping our expenses as low as possible is ALWAYS a focus at Dollar Tree. By doing so, we can continue to offer amazing values to our customers. The decision to remove store music was not an easy one, but the savings from that allow us to expand the variety of fantastic items we currently offer our customers."

Ironically, when I called the corporation to ask for further details, I was put on hold, and the hold music was Aretha Franklin's wonderful "A Natural Woman."