MATTHEWS, N.C. — Investment funds affiliated with activist investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Group have acquired a 6.58% stake in Family Dollar Stores and said they seek to improve the company's operating performance. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, New York-based Trian Group, which has exerted its influence at H.J. Heinz Co., Arby's and Wendy's, among other companies, said it has met with Howard Levine, chairman and chief executive officer of Family ...

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