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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.


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If last week's common theme was rising commodity costs, this week's focus was firmly on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, with retailers including Iceland, Ahold and Delhaize announcing acquisitions or the desire to acquire, while Carrefour finally revealed plans to spin-off its property and Dia portfolios.


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.

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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.


Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 2014

US discounter Family Dollar Stores has announced plans to cut jobs and close around 370 under-performing outlets.


Dean Best | 13 Jan 2014

Dairy led the headlines in our sector this week. Danone is to sue Fonterra over last year's botulism contamination saga, French dairy giant Lactalis has entered India with the acquisition of local firm Tirumala Milk Products and Saputo has told Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory's investors its offer for the Australian dairy processor is final.


Dean Best | 13 Jan 2014

Dairy led the headlines in our sector this week. Danone is to sue Fonterra over last year's botulism contamination saga, French dairy giant Lactalis has entered India with the acquisition of local firm Tirumala Milk Products and Saputo has told Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory's investors its offer for the Australian dairy processor is final.


Katy Askew | 10 Jan 2014

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores announced a management shake-up yesterday (9 January) after it unveiled a drop in first-quarter earnings and lowered its guidance for the year.


Katie Smith | 9 Oct 2013

Shares in Family Dollar Stores fell today (9 October) after the US discounter reported flat underlying sales.


Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 2013

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has recorded a drop in third-quarter earnings but said sales and profits came in at the upper end of its guidance.


Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 2013

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has recorded a drop in third-quarter earnings but said sales and profits came in at the upper end of its guidance.


Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2013

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has lowered its full-year earnings forecast despite booking an increase in first-half profits.


Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2013

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has lowered its full-year earnings forecast despite booking an increase in first-half profits.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jan 2013

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has recorded first-quarter earnings that came in at the lower end of its guidance due to gross margin pressure and expense headwinds.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jan 2013

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has recorded first-quarter earnings that came in at the lower end of its guidance due to gross margin pressure and expense headwinds.


Dean Best | 16 Oct 2012

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has hired Jocelyn Wong, an executive from larger grocer Safeway Inc, as chief marketing officer.


Dean Best | 16 Oct 2012

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has hired Jocelyn Wong, an executive from larger grocer Safeway Inc, as chief marketing officer.


Michelle Russell | 4 Oct 2012

Family Dollar's full-year results reaffirm the group's "significant secular growth opportunity" in gaining share from traditional supermarkets thanks to new store opening and increased footfall, according to analysts.


Michelle Russell | 4 Oct 2012

US retailer Family Dollar Stores has booked an increase in full-year earnings as the group continued its store openings and benefited from increased customer traffic.


Michelle Russell | 4 Oct 2012

US retailer Family Dollar Stores has booked an increase in full-year earnings as the group continued its store openings and benefited from increased customer traffic.


Michelle Russell | 29 Jun 2012

US retailer Family Dollar Stores has booked an increase in third-quarter profits, boosted by higher sales.


Michelle Russell | 29 Jun 2012

US retailer Family Dollar Stores has booked an increase in third-quarter profits, boosted by higher sales.


Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2012

Family Dollar Stores today (10 April) announced that it has appointed Mary Winston as EVP and chief financial officer.


Katy Askew | 10 Apr 2012

Family Dollar Stores today (10 April) announced that it has appointed Mary Winston as EVP and chief financial officer.


Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 2012

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has booked an increase in first-half profits and upped its full-year guidance.


Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 2012

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has booked an increase in first-half profits and upped its full-year guidance.


Sam Webb | 6 Jan 2012

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores hopes to grow its market share following "record" first-quarter sales and 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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