The Family Dollar Takeover Fight: What's at Stake

Why rival discounters are vying for control of Family Dollar Stores
Photograph by Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo

In a season marked by heavy merger-and-acquisition activity, few takeover contests have matched the intensity of the bidding for Family Dollar Stores. While it’s not quite Game of Thrones, the battle between Dollar General and Dollar Tree for control of the North Carolina-based discounter has the kind of intrigue and promise of riches that have turned the saga of the warring houses of the Seven Kingdoms into must-see television.

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