October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 13, 2014

Dollar General on Friday reported that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission relating to Dollar General's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

October 13, 2014

Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point study found that while Dollar General is maintaining its overall opening price point leadership position, its lead is by no means commanding.

 

October 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday reported a 0.9% increase in total net sales for fiscal 2014 to $10.5 billion for the year ended Aug. 30.

October 6, 2014

Is your emerging economy in your backyard? That’s a question that Matthew Martin, VP marketing at Family Dollar, posed to attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day as he described how Family Dollar defines value and what it is doing to better meet the needs of its core shopper.

October 2, 2014

Dollar General on Wednesday announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores for $80.00 per share in cash.

 

September 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Monday announced the launch of the “Ad Match Promise” program.

September 18, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday stated that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar.

 

September 18, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced a $458,000 donation to Feeding America. 

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 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

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 28, 2014

Dollar General reported it is still committed to its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar as the company reported $4.7 billion in sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 1.

August 22, 2014

Dollar General released a statement regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar, following the news of Family Dollar's rejection of the proposal.

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.

August 6, 2014

Dollar General is considering outbidding Dollar Tree for Family Dollar Stores, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

August 1, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar last week announced an $8.5 billion merger that, when completed, will create the largest dollar store operator in the United States.

July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 

 

July 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores reported that for the third quarter fiscal 2014 ended May 31, net sales increased 3.3% to $2.7 billion.