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  • May 26- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly net sales as more customers came through the door and spent more on average. The company's net income rose to $295.1 million, or $1.03 per share, in the first quarter ended April 29, from $253.2 million, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $5.27 billion from $4.92...

  • GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Discount retailer Dollar General on Thursday posted better-than-expected first-quarter profit as more customers spent more. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Shares of Dollar General Corp., which has more than 12,700 stores around the country, rose 3.6...

  • Workers stand in a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Dunkin' Donuts' CEO joined CNBC to discuss the company's current and future plans.

  • *First quarterly rise in underlying UK sales for 3 years. LONDON, April 13- Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, warned a supermarket price war meant profit growth would be hard to deliver this year despite a sales recovery picking up pace. Hammered by changing shopping habits, the rise of German discounters Aldi and Lidl, and an accounting scandal, Tesco reported a...

  • *Tesco's UK sales have started to grow again. LONDON, April 13- Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Wednesday its recovery was gaining pace but warned a supermarket price war meant profit growth would be hard to deliver this year. The company, hammered by an accounting scandal and the rise of German discount chains, reported a first rise in underlying annual...

  • LONDON, April 4- Steve Rowe, the new chief executive of British retailer Marks& Spencer, is to continue to lead the firm's general merchandise division and will not appoint a new executive director for the unit. Rowe succeeded Marc Bolland as CEO on Saturday, stepping-up from his role leading general merchandise which he has held since last July.

  • *Profit $1.30/ share vs est. March 10- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported higher-than-expected growth in quarterly sales at established stores as more customers visited its outlets and they spent more on items such as snacks, tobacco and home products. Shares of the company, which also forecast full-year same-store sales growth largely above...

  • March 10- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a higher-than-expected growth in quarterly sales at established stores as demand increased for items such as candy and snacks, perishables, tobacco and food. Dollar General also said it planned to open about 900 stores in the year ending January 2017. Dollar General's net income rose about 6 percent to...

  • *4th- qtr adjusted profit $1.01/ shr vs est $1.07. *Sees full-yr earnings of $3.35- $3.65/ shr vs est $3.77. March 1- Dollar Tree Inc, the biggest U.S. discount chain, reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by a strong dollar and challenging economic conditions.

  • March 1- Dollar Tree Inc, the biggest U.S. discount chain, reported lower-than-estimated quarterly sales, hurt by a strong dollar. The company's net income was $229 million, or 97 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, compared with $206.6 million, or $1 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $5.37 billion from $2.48 billion, boosted by its acquisition...

  • The former analyst, Charles Grom, did not downgrade the stock for discount retailer Big Lots Inc from a "buy" recommendation in 2012, despite having concerns about the company, because he wanted to maintain his relationship with the company's management, the SEC said. Grom became concerned by what he believed were cautious comments by Big Lots executives during...

  • Shoppers queue to pay for their goods at the 'easyFoodstore' in north-west London on February 2, 2016.

    An ultra-discount food store opened by the owner of budget airline easyJet earlier this week was forced to close after shelves were emptied.

  • Jan 7- Grocery chain Supervalu Inc said its board approved a possible spinoff of its fast-growing discount chain Save-A-Lot stores.

  • Dec 9- Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc reported a 37 percent rise in quarterly profit as same-store sales increased and customers bought more higher-priced items. Net income rose to C $100.1 million, or 78 Canadian cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 1, from C $73 million, or 55 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Dec 3- Dollar General Corp reported a smaller-than-expected rise in same-store sales as its core customer base spent less, but the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count managed to eke out higher profits by keeping a tight lid on costs. A pullback in customer spending and warmer-than-usual weather has reduced sales at a number of retailers such as Macy's Inc...

  • A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer, reported lower-than-expected quarterly net sales as consumer spending showed few signs of recovery.

  • Dec 3- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported lower-than-expected quarterly net sales as consumer spending showed few signs of recovery. Dollar General said on Thursday that its same-store sales rose 2.3 percent in the third quarter. Dollar General said it was adopting "zero-based budgeting"- wherein companies plan...

  • Dec 3- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported lower-than-expected quarterly net sales, saying the retail environment was similar to the preceding quarter when it said consumers were holding back on spending. Dollar General's net income rose to $253.3 million, or 86 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 30 from...

  • Dec 3- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported a 7.3 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by higher demand for items such as candy, snacks and tobacco products. The company's net income rose to $253.3 million, or 86 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 30 from $236.3 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Toymakers bet on older franchises

    Retailers and toy makers expect characters from past decades to boost sales this holiday season.