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Report: Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart likely out of Family Dollar battle

  • Dollar Tree (DLTR +1%) might be tempted to walk away from the battle for Family Dollar (FDO +0.2%) with a $305M breakup fee sitting as a consolation prize.
  • Analysts note the retail chain could use the money to buy many of the stores that regulators will force Dollar General to divest if it swallows up Family Dollar.
  • Yesterday, sources at Wal-Mart (WMT -0.2%) indicated the company was likely to pass on making an offer of its own to Family Dollar.
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  • deaverb
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    Take the money? $305 million! A novel approach as opposed to so many ego driven companies. They primed the pump for Family Dollar so everyone will win. I still suspect that in 5 years or less we will find them all together. Another reason to bet on Dollar Tree....
    19 Aug 2014, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • glssmrbl
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    Interesting... I would that occur? If WMT is a serious bidder couldn't they take up one of the dollar stores?
    20 Aug 2014, 06:37 PM Reply Like
  • burger guy
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    Dltr should match DG current offer.
    19 Aug 2014, 11:10 PM Reply Like
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