April 8, 2015

Family Dollar Stores reported a 3% lift in second-quarter revenue with same-store sales up 0.5%. 

March 27, 2015

A strong track record operating Dollar General to date makes COO Todd Vasos a likely candidate for CEO, Sterne Agee suggested in a research note published Friday. 

January 22, 2015

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the company’s special meeting of stockholders held today, Family Dollar stockholders voted to approve the proposed merger with Dollar Tree.

 

January 12, 2015

Dollar Tree believes it will need to divest fewer than 300 locations in its pursuit of Family Dollar, the dollar store operator announced.

December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 5, 2014

Dollar Tree on Friday suggested its pending merger with Family Dollar could be completed as early as February 2015 with a "relatively small number" of divestitures.

 

November 20, 2014

Dollar Tree on Thursday reported consolidated net sales of $2.1 billion for its third quarter ended Nov. 1, representing an increase of 11.2%.

 

November 19, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday announced that it has rescheduled the special meeting at which Family Dollar shareholders will vote on the merger with Dollar Tree to Dec. 23, 2014.

 

November 19, 2014

The New York Post on Wednesday reported that Dollar General may have to divest as many as 4,000 stores to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission in its bid for Family Dollar.

 

November 10, 2014

Dollar Tree on Friday announced that it has certified substantial compliance with the request for additional information issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

 

October 31, 2014

Dollar General announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Dec. 31, 2014. 

 

October 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday announced the Special Meeting of Family Dollar shareholders will be held on Dec. 11 to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree.

October 22, 2014

Family Dollar Stores announced that it has certified substantial compliance with both the Federal Trade Commission’s second request regarding the acquisition by Dollar Tree, as well as the second request regarding Dollar General's bid for the company. 

 

October 20, 2014

Family Dollar Stores announced that Oct. 30 has been established as the record date for the special meeting of stockholders to approve the Dollar Tree transaction.

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

September 17, 2014

Family Dollar announced that its board of directors unanimously recommends that Family Dollar’s shareholders reject the unsolicited conditional tender offer made by Dollar General Corp. and not tender its shares. 

 

September 10, 2014

Dollar General announced that it has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar stores for $80.00 per share in cash. 

 

September 9, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores received a second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission.

September 5, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar on Friday announced that the two companies have amended their merger agreement. 

September 5, 2014

Family Dollar on Friday rejected the revised proposal made by Dollar General on Sept. 2 on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations.

 

September 2, 2014

Dollar General on Tuesday sweetened its deal for Family Dollar with an enhanced acquisition proposal with an offer worth about $9.1 billion. 

August 21, 2014

Dollar Tree delivered its 26th consecutive quarter of positive comparable-store sales growth in second-quarter 2014, but profit declined 2.6% thanks to increased freight costs and investments in higher-value products.

August 21, 2014

Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores has rejected Dollar General’s proposal and reaffirmed its support of the merger agreement with Dollar Tree.

August 18, 2014

Dollar General bid $78.50 for Family Dollar in a $9.7 billion deal that exceeds the $74.50 a share Dollar Tree offered for Family Dollar on July 28.