October 4, 2012

Fred's reported that its September sales rose 1% to $170.9 million, compared with the year-ago period.

September 17, 2012

Fred's on Friday launched a holiday layaway plan featuring no fees and a down payment of only $1.

September 4, 2012

American Express and Fred's on Friday announced the launch of a special three-month American Express Cardmember offer beginning in September to celebrate the recent card acceptance agreement between the two companies.

August 30, 2012

Fred's on Thursday posted $139.9 million in sales, up 2.8%, for the four weeks ended Aug. 25.

August 28, 2012

Fred's reported that net income for the second quarter ended July 28 rose 19% to $6.1 million, compared with $5.1 million in the year-ago period.

August 1, 2012

Fred's on Wednesday posted a 5% increase in total sales for the four-week period ended July 28 to $136.7 million, the discount retailer announced.

July 5, 2012

June sales for Fred's rose 2% to $182.6 million, compared with the year-ago period, the retailer said Thursday.

May 30, 2012

Fred's experienced a boost in monthly and comparable-store sales during the month of May, the retailer said Tuesday.

May 29, 2012

Former Accredo Health Group president has been elected to serve on Fred's board of directors.

May 3, 2012

Fred's on Thursday reported total sales of $141.8 million for the five weeks ended April 28, up 4% from the year-ago period.

April 5, 2012

Fred's on Thursday reported total sales of $194 million for the five weeks ended March 31, up 3% from the year-ago period.

March 21, 2012

Regional discounter Fred's made good on its promise of a year ago to further expand a new merchandising initiative, but an intensely competitive market made fourth-quarter sales tough to come by.

February 16, 2012

Fred's on Thursday announced an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend by 20% to 6 cents per share, and an increase in the company's stock repurchase program to an additional 3.6 million shares, or 10% of the currently outstanding shares.

February 2, 2012

Fred's on Thursday said January sales rose 3% to $132.4 million, compared with the year-ago period.

December 21, 2011

The proposed acquisition of Winn-Dixie by fellow Southeast grocer Bi-Lo would create a regional pharmacy operator with almost 500 pharmacy operations and pharmacy revenue of around $780 million, according to Drug Store News projections.

December 1, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $152.1 million, up 4%, for the four-week fiscal month ended Nov. 26. Comparable store sales for the month rose 1.5% on top of an increase of 4.7% in the same period last year.

December 1, 2011

Fred's reported that its November sales rose 4% for the four-week fiscal month period ended Nov. 26.

November 22, 2011

Discount retailer Fred's realized positive third-quarter results, thanks to "strong customer traffic, higher gross margins in its general merchandise and pharmacy departments, as well as improved management of controllable operating costs," Fred's CEO Bruce Efird said.

October 6, 2011

Fred’s posted a 1% gain in sales, to $17.5 million, for the five weeks ended Oct. 1.

September 1, 2011

Back-to-school and improved pharmacy performance lifted Fred's sales for the month of August, the company reported Thursday.

August 25, 2011

Southeastern discount banner Fred's on Thursday morning reported that the consumer continues to be challenged by economic pressures.

August 4, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $452.7 million, up 1% compared with the year-ago period, for the second quarter ended July 30.

July 7, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $179 million for the five weeks ended July 2, representing a relatively flat 0.1% increase, compared with the year-ago period.

June 2, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $143.5 million for the four weeks ended May 28, up 1%. Comparable-store sales for the month rose 0.2%, compared with an increase of 3.5% in the same period last year.