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July 10, 2014
07:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sees FY14 EPS $3.07-$3.17 ex-items, consensus $3.15
Sees low single digit increase in FY14 net sales, low single digit decline in SSS. Sees approx. 525 new store openings and approximately 400 store closings. Sees FY CapEx $450M-$500M. As part of its ongoing business review, the Company is taking deliberate actions to strengthen its value proposition, increase operational efficiencies and improve its financial performance. As previously announced, the Company has: Lowered prices on nearly 1,000 basic items, investing more than $50 million, on an annualized basis, to deliver more compelling values to customers; Reduced corporate overhead and re-aligned key organizational functions to improve execution and reinforce a commitment to being an efficient, low-cost retailer; Launched a process to close approximately 370 underperforming stores in the second half of fiscal 2014. Building on efforts to capture more food trips, the Company intends to further expand its cooler program beginning in fiscal 2015; Continuing to expand traffic-driving categories with a multi-year rollout of beer and wine, beginning in fiscal 2015; and Leveraging the scale and considerable diversity of the chain to launch a multi-year clustering initiative designed to enhance store productivity. The Company’s in-depth business review remains on-going, and the Board and management team continue to evaluate additional opportunities to drive efficiency in stores, and further increase value and convenience for the customer.
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December 19, 2014
09:44 EDTFDOFamily Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal, CNBC says
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09:06 EDTFDODollar General says actively engaged with FTC on proposed Family Dollar deal
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December 16, 2014
09:18 EDTFDODollar General likely to win Family Dollar takeover war, says Sterne Agee
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07:09 EDTFDODollar General price target raised to $86 from $73 at Deutsche Bank
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December 15, 2014
06:10 EDTFDOFamily Dollar 'likely' to postpone investor vote on Dollar Tree deal, NYP says
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December 11, 2014
16:59 EDTFDOElliott Associates reports 6.8% stake in Family Dollar
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December 10, 2014
06:16 EDTFDODollar General initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
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