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. 

March 19, 2015

Dollar General Corp. announced that Rhonda Taylor, currently senior VP and general counsel, has been promoted to executive VP and general counsel.

 

March 13, 2015

Ulta Beauty wrapped up 2014 with "an excellent fourth quarter," which marked the company's first billion dollar sales quarter.

March 9, 2015

Dollar General is on the move and expanding its presence to three new states.

 

February 17, 2015

Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, U.S. Department of Treasury, on Friday discussed next-generation retail payment technologies with several industry leaders.

 

January 22, 2015

Following the loss of its bid for Family Dollar, Dollar General Thursday announced that Rick Dreiling will continue as chairman and CEO through Jan. 29, 2016.

 

January 15, 2015

Dollar General is still fighting to acquire Family Dollar, the retailer stated on Thursday, noting that it is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Trade Commission.

 

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 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored-value services.

December 19, 2014

Dollar General on Friday stated that it remains actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the extent of potential divestitures that would be required in connection with an acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

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 19, 2014

Dollar General Wednesday afternoon affirmed its commitment to the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

 

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 17, 2014

Nearly 75 executives from Dollar General and key vendor companies, gathered here, Oct. 27, for an exclusive reception to celebrate the release of the October issue of Drug Store News.

November 4, 2014

U.S. retailers have emerged with an optimistic outlook for the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey.

 

November 3, 2014

To kick off the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced the return of its "Free Gift Card" promotion, an offer designed to allow customers the opportunity to receive free gift cards by shopping for everyday essentials at store locations nationwide. 

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 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 16, 2014

Wahl Clipper, maker of hair clippers, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity are urging college students nationwide to "Get Buzzed for Good" by picking up a clipper and raising funds to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation and its fight against childhood cancers.

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 13, 2014

Kmart’s payment data systems were breached beginning in early September, possibly compromising certain debit and credit card numbers, the retailer has announced.