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Dollar Stores Go Corporate As Big Chains Put Indie Discounters Out Of Business

Across the country, the Dollar Store Wars mean that the national chains Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Express are fighting it out across the country for customers’ affection and brand loyalty. National chains have taken over just about every other retail category, so will independent dollar stores be able to survive? [More]

Lawsuit: Dollar Express Claims Dollar Tree Pushed It Out Of Business

Lawsuit: Dollar Express Claims Dollar Tree Pushed It Out Of Business

When Dollar Tree battled Dollar General for the affections and assets of Family Dollar in 2014 and won, it sold more than 300 stores to a new company called Dollar Express in order to satisfy federal regulators. Fast forward to today: Dollar Express sold itself to former suitor Dollar General, and it’s suing Dollar Tree, claiming that it’s partly to blame for its failure. [More]

Waldo Jaquith

Dollar Express Chain Sells Out To Competitor Dollar General After 1.5 Years

Remember back in 2014, when two different retailers fought for the affections of Family Dollar? Dollar Express, the new retail chain born because federal regulators required the chains to sell off stores to preserve competition, has been acquired by competitor Dollar General. [More]

Mark Clifton

Prosperous Young Adults Don’t Need To Shop At Dollar Stores, Do Anyway

Dollar stores and dollar-ish stores are growing in popularity, with shoppers choosing them over grocery and discount stores for household staples like food, and for fun stuff like party decorations. Young adults grew up with dollar stores, and also had our spending habits shaped by last decade’s recession. That’s why millennials are sticking with dollar stores…even when their income reaches hundreds of thousands of dollars. [More]

Former Family Dollar Stores Will Become Dollar Express Stores

Former Family Dollar Stores Will Become Dollar Express Stores

You may remember the sordid dollar-store love triangle that played out before our eyes earlier this year, as Dollar Tree and Dollar General battled for the affections and assets of Family Dollar. The eventual winner was Dollar Tree, and now the two companies have become one. However, they still needed to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission’s requirements by selling off more than 300 stores. [More]

(Mike Mozart)

Deal$ Stores Will Be Rebranded As Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree pumped up its namesake portfolio earlier this year when it completed the $9.2 billion takeover of rival retailer Family Dollar, converting many of those stores into Dollar Trees. Now the discount chain will be bestowing its name on more than 200 smaller Deals (or Deal$) branded stores. [More]

Dollar Tree Shrink Rays One Scoop Out Of Nacho Cheese Dip

Dollar Tree Shrink Rays One Scoop Out Of Nacho Cheese Dip

Dollar stores have a unique challenge: their price point is right there in their name. Chains like Family Dollar and Dollar General have instead turned into what could most accurately be called dollar-ish discount stores, but Dollar Tree still holds itself to the $1 price point, and that apparently means shrink raying its private-label food items to keep prices consistent. [More]

Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Will Sell Off 330 Stores To Get Merger Approval

Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Will Sell Off 330 Stores To Get Merger Approval

A year after the sordid dollar store love triangle began and nearly seven months after Family Dollar chose Dollar Tree to have and to hold for a mere $9.2 billion, the merger process appears to be almost over with federal regulators officially asking the new couple to ditch 330 stores. [More]

(Mike Mozart)

Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Expected To Close 340 Stores For Merger Approval

When Family Dollar accepted Dollar Tree’s proposal for a merger in January, the two companies estimated the deal would require the closing of no more than 300 stores. As federal regulators get closer to putting their stamp of approval on the dollar store marriage, they’re adding a few more stores to the chopping block. [More]

(Mike Mozart)

Dollar General Plans To Open Hundreds Of Stores After Failed Bid For Family Dollar

Like any recently scorned lover might do, Dollar General has an ambitious plan to better itself and make Family Dollar rue the day it rejected its $9 billion takeover bid in favor of Dollar Tree’s merger advances. [More]

(Rupert Ganzer)

99 Cents Only Stores Actually Charge 99.99 Cents For All Items

Fractions of a penny aren’t a significant amount of money, so we don’t really pay attention to them. That might be what the dollar store chain 99 Cents Only is counting on. They don’t exactly hide that everything in their stores costs 99.99¢ rather than 99¢, putting that information on customer receipts and even on shelf tags. Does that make the store’s name misleading, or is it okay to round down? [More]

How Dollar-Store Shoppers Saved Single-Serve Velveeta

How Dollar-Store Shoppers Saved Single-Serve Velveeta

It’s a matter for some debate whether the continued existence of single-serving packages of Velveeta is good or bad in general for humanity. America narrowly avoided last year’s threatened Velveeta shortage, and its manufacturer Kraft considered taking the smallest packages of their processed cheese product off the market. Then they looked more closely at their sales numbers and noticed something interesting. [More]

Watch Young Kid Go On 3-Minute Dollar Store-Destroying Rampage

Watch Young Kid Go On 3-Minute Dollar Store-Destroying Rampage

Have you ever been so fed up by life that you just wanted to run amok in a retail store, ripping items off shelves and pulling down displays? No? Well, you’re apparently not the youngster in this video. [More]

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Could Family Dollar Be Reconsidering Its Decision To Pick Dollar Tree Over Dollar General?

The decision by the Family Dollar to start and then immediately adjourn a shareholder meeting today without voting on two proposed takeover deals may be a sign of a change of heart in the dollar store soap opera. [More]

Report: FTC Thinks Stores With ‘Dollar’ In Names Mostly Compete With Each Other

Report: FTC Thinks Stores With ‘Dollar’ In Names Mostly Compete With Each Other

Most people think of a dollar store as a store where every item costs $1. This is not the case for Family Dollar, a discount chain, or and Dollar General, one of the suitors seeking to acquire it. Dollar Tree, the company’s other suitor, is a traditional dollar store. As the chains compete to merge, there’s one important question: who do these stores compete with? [More]

Let The Dollar Store Wars Begin: Dollar General Reportedly Considering Bid Of Its Own For Family Dollar

Let The Dollar Store Wars Begin: Dollar General Reportedly Considering Bid Of Its Own For Family Dollar

The No. 1 dollar store chain apparently doesn’t like the thought of becoming No. 2. Hot off the heels of Dollar Tree’s $8.5 billion offer to acquire Family Dollar, Dollar General is reportedly considering getting in on the action with a counterbid of its own. [More]

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$8.5 Billion Discount Store Merger: Dollar Tree Purchases Family Dollar

Those dollar purchases really add up, but for Dollar Tree it’s just one proposed purchase that’s creating a rather substantial tab. The discount store recently announced plans to acquire its larger rival Family Dollar. [More]

(Steven Depolo)

Dollar Store Bubble Bursting? Family Dollar Closing 370 Stores, Cutting Prices

Once upon a time, dollar stores were living the high life, enjoying increased revenue and making plans for expansion. Okay, that was just a year ago, but still, a lot can change in a year. And that’s definitely the case for Family Dollar, whose recent revenue drop has executives taking some pretty serious action. [More]