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  • *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.

  • Nov 24- Dollar Tree Inc reported better-than-expected net sales for the third quarter, its first since acquiring Family Dollar and becoming the largest discount retailer in the United States. Higher rents, taxes and healthcare costs are pushing low-income Americans to rein in spending, helping discount retailers to win more business, Dollar Tree Chief...

  • Nov 24- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales as the company benefited from its $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar. However, same-store sales at the Dollar Tree business grew slower than expected. Dollar Tree's net income fell to $81.9 million, or 35 cents per share, from $133 million, or 64 cents per share, a...

  • Nov 24- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc reported a 38.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by expenses related to the integration of its Family Dollar acquisition. The company's net income fell to $81.9 million, or 35 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 31 from $133 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales more than doubled to $4.95...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Sales at food retailer Asda fell for a fifth straight quarter, the company said on Tuesday, confirming it as the worst performer of Britain's big four grocers, which are being hurt by a price war triggered by the rise of discounters. Asda, owned by Wal-Mart, said sales at stores open over a year fell 4.5 percent in the 13 weeks to Sept. 30, its fiscal third...

  • Toymakers bet on older franchises

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

  • Meet the PancakeBot: the world’s first pancake printer that allows you to design your own pancakes, print them in different colors and then eat them.

  • An employee rings up sales at a cash register of a Walmart store in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart is raising wages because worker pride is vital to running a good retail business, CEO Doug McMillion tells CNBC.