July 10, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar reported sales of $191.2 million, an increase of 2%, for the five-week month of June, which ended July 5. 

June 5, 2014

Fred's reported on Thursday that sales for the month of May were essentially flat, totaling $151.9 million.

April 10, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday reported sales of $191.2 million, up 1%, for the five-week fiscal month of March ended April 5, 2014.

February 28, 2014

Fred’s Super Dollar has visited CVS Caremark, Dollar General and Walgreens seeking bids for its Southeastern chain of discount stores, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg News.

November 8, 2013
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July 11, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar posted $187.7 million in sales for the five weeks ended July 6, up 3% as compared to the year-ago period. Comparable-store sales for the month increased 4.5%.

June 6, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar posted sales of $152.4 million, up 0.2%, for the four weeks ended June 1.

May 31, 2013

Fred's Inc. reported positive financial results for the first quarter on Thursday and is looking to implement initiatives to reconfigure its pharmacy department and expand its specialty drug program as key drivers in its "aggressive" 2013 plan.

April 11, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar reported total sales of $190.4 million for the five weeks ended April 6, down 2% from the comparable year-ago period.

March 28, 2013

Fred's will be looking to extend its pharmacy penetration to as high as 70% of all stores in the next three years.

February 7, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar reported sales for the five-weeks ended Feb. 2 were up 31% to $173.6 million. Comparable store sales were up 28.6%.

November 29, 2012

Fred's on Thurday reported a total sales decline of 1% to $150.4 million for the four weeks ended Nov. 24.

November 1, 2012

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported an increase of 1% in total sales to $450.6 million for its third quarter ended Oct. 27.

September 17, 2012

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

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.

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.

April 25, 2011

Fred’s last year migrated its more than 300 pharmacies to a more convenient front-of-store position in an effort to boost pharmacy revenue — and it worked. Fred’s 2010 pharmacy sales growth of 4.8% outpaced the discounter’s overall sales growth of 3% for the year. At the time Fred’s began executing against the pharmacy makeover, the company reported that test stores featuring front-of-store pharmacies enjoyed 20% higher sales per square foot as compared with the company’s average.


March 3, 2011

Fred's on Thursday posted a 2% increase in sales totaling $153.6 million for the four weeks ended Feb. 26. Comparable-store sales for the month rose 0.9% versus an increase of 2% in the same period last year.

February 3, 2011

Fred's on Wednesday reported a fiscal 2010 sales increase of 3% to $1.8 billion for the year ended Jan. 29. Comparable sales were up 2.2%, versus an increase of 0.4% in the prior year.

September 1, 2010

Fred’s on Wednesday posted sales of $134.3 million, representing an increase of 5%, for the...