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Family Dollar shutters stores in reorganization

by Kimberly Adams Mar 7, 2019
400 stores will close.
 A woman walks by a Family Dollar store on December 11, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. As the income gap between rich and poor continues to grow, dollar and 99 cent stores have become increasingly popular in both urban and rural America. Dollar General, one of several discount retail chains, has become one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S. According to the Institute for Local Self Reliance, there are now over 30,000 dollar stores in the U.S., up from around 18,000 a decade ago. Dollar General and Dollar Tree alone are expected to have 50k stores in the next few years.
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How do dollar stores buck inflation?

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 19, 2016
Our listener asks: How do dollar stores still sell the same items for $1 as they did years ago?
 

 
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Could $1 store + $1 store = monopoly?

by Sally Herships Aug 21, 2014
Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's offer to buy, citing fears of antitrust complications.

Who will win the dollar store bidding war?

by Stacey Vanek Smith Aug 18, 2014
If you thought all dollar stores are the same, think again.
Dollar stores continue the bidding war over the purchase of Family Dollar stores.
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Dollar stores adapt to an improving economy

by Sally Herships Jul 28, 2014
Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar. Dollar stores are selling different things.

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar (yes, for more than $1)

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 28, 2014
The deal promises big cost-savings for both underperforming businesses.

What Family Dollar says about the economy

by Krissy Clark Apr 10, 2014
Discount chain Family Dollar is out with disappointing earnings.

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Dollar store deals: The do's and don'ts

by Adriene Hill Jun 14, 2013
Are you a dollar store deal hunter? Turns out, even though the products are only a buck, they're not always good buys.

Family Dollar warns of cautious shoppers

by Mark Garrison Jan 3, 2013
Family Dollar fared well during the recession. But despite the rebound and recent tax deal, the discount chain lowers its profit outlook for 2013.

Discount stores edging out food banks for goods

by Bob Moon Nov 24, 2011
Food producers are increasingly selling their mislabeled and soon-to-be expired goods to discount stores instead of giving to food banks.