September 5, 2014

Family Dollar has rejected the revised proposal made by Dollar General on Sept. 2 on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. The Dollar General offer may be financially superior, the dollar store operator noted, but it's not likely to pass muster with the Federal Trade Commission.

September 2, 2014

The Family Dollar board is under new pressure to walk away from a deal with Dollar Tree after Dollar General further increased an already more generous counter offer.

April 3, 2014

Asset protection has been given a high priority at Family Dollar where the operator of more than 8,000 stores said it plans to equip each of its locations with electronic article surveillance (EAS) equipment from Checkpoint Systems.

March 11, 2014

Smaller format stores are all the rage these days. Dollar General, which already operates nearly 12,000 stores, plans to open 700 more units this year.

March 27, 2013

Family Dollar Stores has signed a multi-year contract with Retail Sense, a marketing software company that accelerates retail and agile marketing processes.

March 25, 2013

Family Dollar Stores has named Scott Zucker to the newly created position of SVP merchandise operations.

February 11, 2013

Though a 2% increase in payroll tax may seem insignificant for middle- and upper-income families, it can cause a major change in shopping behavior for lower-income families, a new study has found.

October 26, 2012

Family Dollar Stores has named Colin McGinnis to the position of SVP store operations support, store development and procurement.

October 19, 2012

Supermarkets are facing increased competition from dollar stores, according to a new survey from Perception Research Services International.

June 14, 2012

With Target set to open its first stores in Canada in less than a year, one source of competition will come from the rapidly growing Dollarama chain.

June 13, 2012

Canadians love a deal even more than American’s judging from the strong same-store sales and surging profits produced by the nation’s leading dollar store operator.

December 12, 2011

Walmart faces increased competition from dollar stores, as their value proposition still resonates with cash-strapped consumers.

December 8, 2011

Walmart faces increased competition from dollar stores, as their value proposition still resonates with cash-strapped consumers.

July 19, 2011

Rising food prices and shrinking package sizes is a top concern for consumers, according to Deloitte's "2011 Consumer Food and Product Insight Survey."

June 1, 2011

Sales and profits continued to pile up at the nation’s largest dollar store operator during the first quarter as shoppers sought value at the retailer’s 9,500 stores.

January 28, 2011

This just sounds problematic. To better serve cash constrained customers and compete with dollar stores, the company wants to flow less expensive smaller pack sizes to stores during the middle and the end of the month when customers have less money while larger packs sizes would be on store shelves at those times right after customers have been paid.

Doing so is seen as a way to improve the company’s competitive position relative to dollar stores who in recent years have expanded their assortments of brand name food and consumables and offer smaller pack sizes that create the appearance of savings.

November 9, 2010

Family Dollar Stores announced that technology solution provider, Direct Source has been named IT Strategic...