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2012 was undoubtedly a year of economic pressure for grocery retailers, as consumer spending continued to constrict. With little less pressu...


Dean Best | 4 Dec 2013

Doug McMillon may have followed Mike Duke's path at Wal-Mart with the move from head of international to the CEO's office and, in some ways, he has some foundations on which to build the next stage of the retailer's growth. But he faces some significant challenges ahead.


Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 2012

Grocers undoubtedly felt the economic pressures in 2012 with discounters enjoying buoyant growth as a result of an increase in value-seeking consumers. Shoppers' focus on value led to rising online sales and further investment in the channel from the world's food retailers. However, the year was not just about expansion. Some of the world's largest grocers have scaled back overseas, with the trend towards internalisation slowing. Michelle Russell takes a look at the highs and lows for international retailers in 2012.


Dean Best | 21 Feb 2011

It's the time of year when leading US food executives and Wall Street analysts head to Florida for the annual CAGNY investment conference. After the weather some parts of the US has endured in recent months, a week in the Sunshine State will be welcome but, with the economy remaining fragile and food manufacturers feeling the pressure from commodity costs, there are clouds on the horizon for a number of those presenting this week.


Dean Best | 18 Feb 2011

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Hannah Abdulla | 26 Aug 2014

This week, Russia eased off on its Western import ban, announcing a list of products it would allow into the country. Elsewhere, the takeover battle for Chiquita Brands International took a new twist when juice maker Cutrale Group called on the produce giant's shareholders to vote against its planned merger with Fyffes. Meanwhile, German food giant Dr Oetker struck a deal to buy McCain Foods' North American pizza business.


Katy Askew | 14 Mar 2014

Dollar General has booked an increase in sales and earnings for the fiscal year to the en of January.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2013

US discount retailer Dollar General said it delivered a "strong" third-quarter after recording an increase in earnings.


Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2013

US discounter Dollar General posted a "solid" performance during its second quarter, with both net profit and sales growing on the back of increased traffic in its stores.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jun 2013

US discounter Dollar General has booked an increase in first-quarter profits but cut the top end of its full-year earnings forecast.


Katy Askew | 25 Mar 2013

US discounter Dollar General booked an increased in sales for 2012 as merchandising efforts, such as carrying a wider variety of food products, won over consumers.


Dean Best | 5 Sep 2012

US discount retailer Dollar General has booked higher half-year profits after it increased sales.


Katy Askew | 6 Jun 2012

US discounter Dollar General has raised its full-year profit guidance after booking a 36% increase in first-quarter income.


Katie Smith | 23 Mar 2012

US discount retailer Dollar General has reported a 31.4% jump in net income for its fourth quarter, on the back of increased sales.


Katy Askew | 15 Mar 2012

Dollar General has appointed Greg Sparks to the post of executive vice president of store operations.


Sam Webb | 5 Jan 2012

US discounter Dollar General plans to open 625 new stores and create more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012.


Katie Smith | 6 Dec 2011

US discounter Dollar General has raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of an increase in third-quarter profits.


Chris Brook-Carter | 31 Aug 2011

US discounter Dollar General has raised the low-end of its guidance range for full- year earnings after a "strong" second quarter.


Katy Askew | 27 May 2011

US retailer Dollar General has announced plans to open its first stores in California in 2012.


just-food.com | 23 Mar 2011

US discounter Dollar General has reported "record" annual sales, operating profit and net income, despite a "challenging" macroeconomic environment.


just-food.com | 6 Jan 2011

US value retailer Dollar General has announced plans to open 625 stores in fiscal 2011 with the creation of around 6,000 jobs.


just-food.com | 7 Dec 2010

US value retailer Dollar General has raised its full-year profit targets after growth from the company's bottom line accelerated during the company's third quarter.


just-food.com | 1 Sep 2010

US value retailer Dollar General has upped its full-year earnings forecast on the back of a 57% increase in first-half profits.

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Dean Best | 21 Aug 2014

The takeover battle for Family Dollar Stores has taken another twist, with the US retailer rejecting a takeover bid from rival Dollar General and in-the-spotlight CEO Howard Levine citing anti-trust concerns.


Katy Askew | 19 Aug 2014

Dollar General has moved to derail Dollar Tree's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores by trumping the US$9.2bn offer already on the table with a competing $9.7bn bid.

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