Big Money On The Line In Dollar Stores' Merger Attempts Dollar General has been courting competitor Family Dollar, but it isn't interested and instead agreed to sell to Dollar Tree. Dollar General reportedly is planning a hostile bid to disrupt that deal.

Big Money On The Line In Dollar Stores' Merger Attempts

Big Money On The Line In Dollar Stores' Merger Attempts

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Dollar General has been courting competitor Family Dollar, but it isn't interested and instead agreed to sell to Dollar Tree. Dollar General reportedly is planning a hostile bid to disrupt that deal.

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NPR's Business News starts with a possible hostile takeover. The extreme discount retailer Dollar General has been courting its competitor Family Dollar. It wants to buy the rival company - presumably for more than a dollar. But Family Dollar has rejected numerous offers. They've agreed to sell to a different saving store, Dollar Tree. Now it's being widely reported that Dollar General is planning a hostile bid to disrupt that deal. They will apparently take a $9-billion offer directly to Family Dollar's shareholders. At the very least, that could delay the deal with Dollar Tree.

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