April 28, 2017

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners II currently owns the Dollar Express stores, which it bought in 2015 when Dollar Tree was forced to sell stores in 35 states as a condition of its acquisition of Family Dollar.

April 4, 2017

The stores comprise most of the 330 stores sold to private equity firm Sycamore Partners in order to meet federal antitrust approval of Dollar Tree’s acquisition of Family Dollar in 2015. 

March 2, 2017

The discounter’s solid quarterly performance — which included a 5% sales increase from the year-ago period — capped a year in which it opened 584 new stores and exceeded $20 billion in sales. 

January 6, 2017

Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser has two seasoned value retail executives at the helm with the addition of Wal-Mart U.S. chief merchant and the promotion of Dollar Tree COO to enterprise president of the company.

November 21, 2016

The proliferation of online grocery delivery is a sign of the “Sheep Effect,” according to a retail analyst interviewed on CBS’s Sunday Morning, which aired a segment on the evolution of omnichannel retail.

November 2, 2016

Family Dollar is joining other retailers in rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season.

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

August 25, 2016

A little over one year since it acquired rival Family Dollar, Dollar Tree reported revenue that missed Wall Street expectations amid lower customer traffic.

June 29, 2016

The first-ever Future Leaders Summit, co-produced by Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News in May, saw the industry speak honestly and openly about leadership with a special group of innovators, transformers and disruptors in the world of consumer brands, retailers and entrepreneurs.

June 29, 2016

Purpose matters to leadership. Purpose-driven leaders forecast how businesses will change.

June 16, 2016

A trained pharmacist, Vitamin Shoppe's newest COO has a strong health and wellness pedigree spanning Walmart, Sam's Club and Family Dollar/Dollar Tree.

June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

April 25, 2016

Mary Winston joins the board having most recently served from 2012 through August 2015 as EVP and CFO for Family Dollar Stores.

April 16, 2016

At Friday's Mack Elevation Forum, keynote speaker Jason Reiser, Family Dollar's EVP and chief merchandising officer, discussed the value economy, examining how companies can create innovation and loyalty with the new value consumer.

March 16, 2016

DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit in December, bringing together a leading panel of executives for an in-depth discussion into how retailers and suppliers can drive more productive partnerships, unlock category growth and ultimately forge more meaningful connections between consumers and their brands.

March 11, 2016

In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.

January 8, 2016

Gary Philbin, who was named Family Dollar's president and COO in July 2015, will continue leading Family Dollar and will continue reporting to CEO Bob Sasser. 

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

November 3, 2015

Dollar Tree finalizes divestiture of 330 former Family Dollar locations to Sycamore Partners. 

October 13, 2015

The Deals store conversions are expected to be completed by the end of July 2016.

September 18, 2015

Family Dollar Fabulous is an event designed to partner Family Dollar's most trusted African-American beauty brands with today's influential beauty, lifestyle, and fashion vloggers and bloggers.

September 1, 2015
Dollar Tree swung to a loss in its second quarter on higher integration costs related to its acquisition of a formal rival. But its revenue skyrocketed as a result of the merger.