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Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

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.

Analysis: The opportunities for FMCG from Dollar Tree's move for Family Dollar

30 Jul 2014

Customer consolidation, of course, can present challenges and US grocery manufacturers, so keen to up their presence in dollar stores, may have frowned a little at news two dollar chains, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Stores, are set to combine. However, the deal could give the savvy manufacturer an opportunity or two.

On the move: the challenge of revitalising Wal-Mart

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.

US: Family Dollar sales flat, outlook cautious

9 Oct 2013

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

US: Family Dollar names Safeway exec Wong marketing chief

16 Oct 2012

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

US: Family Dollar names Safeway exec Wong marketing chief

16 Oct 2012

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

US: Family Dollar appoints Winston CFO

10 Apr 2012

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

US: Family Dollar appoints Winston CFO

10 Apr 2012

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

US: Family Dollar Stores enters California

15 Nov 2011

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has entered California by opening four stores.

US: Family Dollar Stores enters California

15 Nov 2011

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has entered California by opening four stores.

US: Peltz reaches agreement with Family Dollar

3 Oct 2011

US investor Nelson Peltz has backed away from an aggressive takeover of Family Dollar Stores after a deal with the discount retailer.

US: Peltz reaches agreement with Family Dollar

3 Oct 2011

US investor Nelson Peltz has backed away from an aggressive takeover of Family Dollar Stores after a deal with the discount retailer.

US: Family Dollar to accelerate store openings

28 Sep 2011

Family Dollar Stores is set to accelerate its store openings in the next 12 months after reporting an increase in annual profits.

US: Family Dollar to accelerate store openings

28 Sep 2011

Family Dollar Stores is set to accelerate its store openings in the next 12 months after reporting an increase in annual profits.

US: Former Wal-Mart exec Johnson takes Family Dollar food role

19 Sep 2011

Former Wal-Mart Stores executive Trey Johnson has joined US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a senior grocery role.

US: Former Wal-Mart exec Johnson takes Family Dollar food role

19 Sep 2011

Former Wal-Mart Stores executive Trey Johnson has joined US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a senior grocery role.

US: Ackman ups Family Dollar Stake

10 Jun 2011

Activist investor William Ackman and his hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, have increased its stake in US discounter Family Dollar Stores.

US: Ackman ups Family Dollar Stake

10 Jun 2011

Activist investor William Ackman and his hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, have increased its stake in US discounter Family Dollar Stores.

US: Family Dollar Stores "delivering" for investors - CEO Levine

30 Mar 2011

Family Dollar Stores today (30 March) reported an almost 10% increase in half-year profits, prompting the US retailer's chief executive to claim the company was delivering "superior value" to its investors.

US: Family Dollar Stores "delivering" for investors - CEO Levine

30 Mar 2011

Family Dollar Stores today (30 March) reported an almost 10% increase in half-year profits, prompting the US retailer's chief executive to claim the company was delivering "superior value" to its investors.

US: Family Dollar announces finance appointments

14 Mar 2011

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has made two executive appointments in its finance team.

US: Family Dollar announces finance appointments

14 Mar 2011

US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has made two executive appointments in its finance team.

US: Family Dollar rejects Trian bid

3 Mar 2011

The board of US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has unanimously rejected a takeover approach from Trian Group, the fund run by activist US investor Nelson Peltz.

US: Family Dollar rejects Trian bid

3 Mar 2011

The board of US discount retailer Family Dollar Stores has unanimously rejected a takeover approach from Trian Group, the fund run by activist US investor Nelson Peltz.

Best bits: US food makers face questions at CAGNY

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.

Best bits: US food makers face questions at CAGNY

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

18 Feb 2011

Yet more 2010 financial results this week but, with the likes of Nestle, Danone and Dean Foods reporting, the market was keen to hear how some of the largest manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic were dealing with the fragile economic recovery and with soaring commodity costs. In the retail sector, just-food took a look at Germany's grocery sector and we analysed why Nelson Peltz's Trian fund has tabled a US$7bn takeover bid for US retailer Family Dollar Stores. Click on the headlines to find out more.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

18 Feb 2011

Yet more 2010 financial results this week but, with the likes of Nestle, Danone and Dean Foods reporting, the market was keen to hear how some of the largest manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic were dealing with the fragile economic recovery and with soaring commodity costs. In the retail sector, just-food took a look at Germany's grocery sector and we analysed why Nelson Peltz's Trian fund has tabled a US$7bn takeover bid for US retailer Family Dollar Stores. Click on the headlines to find out more.

US: Peltz fund Trian tables bid for Family Dollar Stores

16 Feb 2011

Trian Fund Management, the fund run by activist US investor Nelson Peltz, has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Family Dollar Stores, the US retailer has confirmed.

US: Peltz fund Trian tables bid for Family Dollar Stores

16 Feb 2011

Trian Fund Management, the fund run by activist US investor Nelson Peltz, has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Family Dollar Stores, the US retailer has confirmed.

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