Dollar General raises bid for rival

Wal-Mart dismisses threat from store chains’ merger

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 2:33 a.m.

This August photo shows a Family Dollar store in Ridgeland, Miss. Dollar General increased its bid to buy the discount chain, indicating it isn’t giving up on its acquisition plans.

Variety store Dollar General isn't giving up on its plans to acquire fledgling competitor Family Dollar, even though Family Dollar rejected an earlier Dollar General offer that was already more attractive than the one it inked with a third rival, Dollar Tree.

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