Dollar Stores http://supermarketnews.com/taxonomy/term/27801/more en Dollar Tree CEO: Expect fewer divestitures http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/dollar-tree-ceo-expect-fewer-divestitures <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser said Thursday that he expects the Federal Trade Commission will require fewer than 500 store divestitures to gain approval for its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar stores.</p> <p>The company when it announced the $8.5 billion deal in July said it was preparing for up to 500 divestitures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/dollar-tree-ceo-expect-fewer-divestitures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/dollar-tree-ceo-expect-fewer-divestitures#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Dollar Stores Bob Sasser Dollar General Dollar Tree Family Dollar Stores Mergers & Acquisitions Quarterly Results Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:00 +0000 497061 at http://supermarketnews.com FTC speculation rises in Family Dollar deal http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ftc-speculation-rises-family-dollar-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dollar General on Wednesday affirmed commitment to its pursuit of rival discounter Family Dollar Stores in the wake of press speculation that mandated divestitures may be more than expected. Family Dollar in the meantime said it was delaying its shareholder vote on its agreement to be acquired by another rival, Dollar Tree, from Dec. 11 to Dec. 23 so it can examine the impact of the Federal Trade Commission review of that deal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ftc-speculation-rises-family-dollar-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/ftc-speculation-rises-family-dollar-deal#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Dollar Stores Dollar General Dollar Tree Family Dollar Stores Mergers & Acquisitions Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:28:00 +0000 497011 at http://supermarketnews.com Dollar General may have to axe more than 4K stores http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-general-may-have-axe-more-4k-stores <div class="node-body link-body">Dollar General may have to divest more than double the 1,500 stores it said it was willing to sell if it wants to gain regulatory approval to buy arch-rival Family Dollar, The New York Post has learned.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-general-may-have-axe-more-4k-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar Stores Recommended Reading Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:25:00 +0000 496981 at http://supermarketnews.com Don’t let other formats steal market share http://supermarketnews.com/small-format-supermarket/don-t-let-other-formats-steal-market-share <div class="node-body article-body">While supermarkets have been a phenomenally successful format, accounting for a large proportion of the food retail market, their market share continues to be under pressure as new formats emerge and others raise their appeal. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/small-format-supermarket/don-t-let-other-formats-steal-market-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/small-format-supermarket/don-t-let-other-formats-steal-market-share#comments Convenience Stores Drugstores Dollar Stores Small Format Supermarket Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:05:00 +0000 496961 at http://supermarketnews.com Supermarkets should be leading the way http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/supermarkets-should-be-leading-way <div class="node-body article-body">The best way to ensure long-term survival is to change as customers change. So it concerns me that the supermarket industry is not at the forefront of meeting these changing needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/supermarkets-should-be-leading-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/consumer-trends/supermarkets-should-be-leading-way#comments Consumer Trends Dollar Stores Small Format Supermarket Online Retail Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:58:00 +0000 496871 at http://supermarketnews.com Dollar General extends tender offer http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/dollar-general-extends-tender-offer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><font color="#222222" face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height: normal;">Dollar General on Friday said it has once again extended an offer to buy shares of Family Dollar until Dec. 31.</span></font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/dollar-general-extends-tender-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/dollar-general-extends-tender-offer#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Dollar Stores Dollar General Family Dollar Stores Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000 495281 at http://supermarketnews.com Another investor prods Family Dollar on merger http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/another-investor-prods-family-dollar-merger <div class="node-body article-body">Family Dollar Stores on Monday acknowledged receipt of a letter from minority investor Elliott Advisors critical of the company’s backing of a merger agreement with Dollar Tree — and the rejection of a competing offer from Dollar General.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/another-investor-prods-family-dollar-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-stores/another-investor-prods-family-dollar-merger#comments Latest News Retail & Financial Dollar Stores Dollar General Dollar Tree Family Dollar Stores Mergers & Acquisitions 2014 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 494321 at http://supermarketnews.com Family Dollar profit declines as price cuts trim margins http://supermarketnews.com/family-dollar-profit-declines-price-cuts-trim-margins <div class="node-body link-body">Family Dollar Stores, the discount retailer at the center of a three-way takeover battle, reported earnings that missed analysts’ estimates after price cuts narrowed profit margins. </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/family-dollar-profit-declines-price-cuts-trim-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar Stores Recommended Reading Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:32:00 +0000 493531 at http://supermarketnews.com Dollar General: FTC decision on Family Dollar expected Friday http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-general-ftc-decision-family-dollar-expected-friday <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Dollar General Corp. expects the Federal Trade Commission to weigh in Friday on its attempts to acquire Family Dollar Stores.</p> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-general-ftc-decision-family-dollar-expected-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar Stores Recommended Reading Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:49:00 +0000 492651 at http://supermarketnews.com Dollar General Extends Its Offer for Family Dollar http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-general-extends-its-offer-family-dollar <div class="node-body link-body">Dollar General on Wednesday extended by more than three weeks its tender offer to acquire Family Dollar shares for $80 apiece, a largely procedural step.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://supermarketnews.com/dollar-general-extends-its-offer-family-dollar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar Stores Recommended Reading Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:44:00 +0000 492241 at http://supermarketnews.com