The Fresh Market on Thursday said sales from new stores exceeded expectations and helped the specialty retailer post sales and earnings slightly ahead of analyst estimates during the fiscal second quarter....More
Family Dollar Stores has rejected a higher acquisition bid from Dollar General Corp. and said it will pursue completion of its prior agreement to be acquired by Dollar Tree, citing antitrust considerations....More
Whole Foods Market in Nashua is going into overdrive to make sure that everything is perfect for the 9:45 a.m. “bread-breaking” opening ceremony on Aug. 19 at its 225 Amherst St. location – its first in New Hampshire....More
Discount supermarket chain Grocery Outlet Inc. has attracted a number of private-equity suitors, including Bain Capital, Hellman & Friedman LLC and Roark Capital Group, according to people familiar with the matter....More
I was shopping in my local Stop & Shop when I passed an endcap display for laundry detergent. While the detergent specials were enticing, what really caught my attention was a shelf sign jetting out from the display.
The sign had a picture of a car and read, “Turn Your Car into a Cart.”
Dollar General Corp. is weighing a bid for Family Dollar Stores that would challenge Dollar Tree’s $8.5 billion takeover of the discount retailer, people with knowledge of the matter said. [A Bloomberg report.]...More