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Dollarama reported higher sales in its third quarter of $130.1 million, up from $110.1 million in the same period last year.

Sales reached $810.6 million, up from $738.7 million during the same quarter last year while comparable store sales increased 4.6 per cent.

According to a a CBC report, the chain increased its margins by raising prices after the low loonie earlier this year made imported goods more expensive.

Dollarama's results beat expectations with profit amounting to $1.15 per diluted share, up from $0.92 per diluted share one year ago.

Sales were attributable to a shopper average spend of 4.5 per ent with the number of transactions expanding by 0.1 per cent.

Dollarama added 66 stores in the past year for a total of 1,135 stores.

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