| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:21 AM
Family Dollar Stores Inc. shareholders approved an $8.74 billion takeover offer from Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Inc. after a six-month battle, spurning a higher offer from Dollar General Corp. that they considered too risky.
The vote was announced...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:29 PM
The battle over dollar stores is nearly over. Family Dollar shareholders voted on Thursday to approve a takeover bid by rival Dollar Tree, despite higher competing offers from Dollar General.
The deal with Dollar Tree still needs to be approved by the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:23 AM
Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is facing a fine of $103,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after falling boxes struck an employee while inspectors were visiting a store in New Castle, Del., in June, according to...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Family Dollar Inc. adjourned a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the company's potential acquisition by smaller rival Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Inc. to Jan. 22 from Tuesday.
Family Dollar said it adjourned the meeting as there were not...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:59 AM
Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Inc. raised its sales outlook for the year after recording its strongest growth in quarterly same-store sales since 2011.
Shares of the company, which has agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $8.5 billion, rose 3...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Dollar General will open in Cockeysville on Saturday.
The store at 558 Cranbrook Road will give away $10 Dollar General gift cards to the first 50 shoppers who stop in for the 8 a.m. opening. The first 200 customers will get Dollar General tote bags....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has been fined more than $800,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for repeated safety violations in the past five months, according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor.
Family Dollar cited antitrust concerns for...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected.
The No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping Dollar Tree Inc's $8.5 billion bid, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 discount retailer in a highly-competitive U.S. market.
Family Dollar's shares rose 4.5...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Dollar General Corp. trumped a rival's bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc., offering $8.9 billion in cash for the discount retailer as industry leaders scramble to gain an edge in attracting customers who are still struggling financially.
The offer Monday...