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Dollar Tree buying Family
Dollar for $8.5 billion

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/28/2014 9:37:27 AM

New York - Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the value of the transaction at $74.50 per share, which is an approximately 23 percent premium to Family Dollar´s Friday closing price of $60.66. (Snip) Core customers for bargain stores and major retailers like Wal-Mart have been among the hardest hit by the recession and its aftermath because of job instability.

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Low-end retail is big business during the undeclared depression, with such businesses taking customers away from Walmart et al as people pinch every penny. This must be a draft version of the article, since AP´s editors did not remove the paragraph about the lousy economy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/28/2014 9:48:27 AM     (No. 9942928)

Nice to see the people who wouldn´t be caught dead in either store getting investment bank bonuses for this deal. Debt burden of deal will eventually see the combined operation become Five Dollar Stores, but with the same one dollar merchandise.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: seal010101, 7/28/2014 9:55:46 AM     (No. 9942941)

I actually like Dollar Tree, because they consistently carry Pears glycerin soap.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/28/2014 10:06:38 AM     (No. 9942962)

Family Dollar is not a dollar store. And sweet Jeebus Crisco, $60.66 a dadblamed share? RU kidding me?

The inflatable commission experts at the trading desks ar at it again

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/28/2014 10:17:00 AM     (No. 9942971)

The Levines - who owned most of Family Dollar have been VERY philanthropic with the city of Charlotte. They have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to fight fight hunger and homelessness and to support the Arts and Sciences.

Hope they continue to thrive following this merger.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tren9, 7/28/2014 10:33:36 AM     (No. 9943013)

The quality of Dollar Tree´s cleaning supplies is very high and at $1 are a real bargain.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/28/2014 12:14:40 PM     (No. 9943162)

Dollar Tree is branching out. And Family Dollar now adds its DNA to Dollar Tree. nifty.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/29/2014 1:31:28 AM     (No. 9944032)

Will Family Dollar stores cut prices or close because of proximity to DT stores ? The one here is just old and worn looking.

The quality of products in Dollar Tree has declined in the past couple of years. A once busy store has changed it´s customer base from local teachers to immigrants and the help is always complaining.

They also sell frozen fruit and steaks from China.


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