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1. Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Receive FTC Request -

Dollar Tree Inc. said Tuesday that it has received a request from the Federal Trade Commission for more information about its proposed takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc.

2. Dollar General Goes Hostile in Bid for Rival -

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.

The discount chain has commenced an open offering to investors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $80 per share in cash. That offer was rejected last week by the company's board, which has already accepted a deal with another discounter, Dollar Tree.

3. Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Receive FTC Request -

Dollar Tree Inc. said Tuesday that it has received a request from the Federal Trade Commission for more information about its proposed takeover of Family Dollar Stores Inc.

4. Walnut Hill Apartments Sells for $28 Million -

8920 Walnut Grove Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Sale Amount: $27.9 million

Sale Date: Aug. 28, 2014
Buyer: IRT Walnut Hill Apartments Owner LLC
Seller: 30 California-based limited liability companies
Details: The 324-unit Walnut Hill Apartments in Cordova has sold for $27.9 million to an entity affiliated with Philadelphia-based RAIT Financial Trust.

5. Family Dollar Bucks Dollar General Bid Again -

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

6. Family Dollar Sells Appling Road Location -

An entity affiliated with American Realty Capital Properties Inc. has bought the Family Dollar store at 1683 Appling Road from the North Carolina-based chain for $1.3 million.

7. Dollar General Raises Family Dollar Bid to $9.1 Billion -

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target.

8. Dollar General Still Wants to Buy Family Dollar -

NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer last week.

9. Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Offer -

Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.

10. Dollar General Enters Bidding for Family Dollar -

NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.

11. Wal-Mart Cuts Profit Outlook -

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to invest more in its e-commerce operations.

12. Dollar Tree Steps Up Fight, Buys Family Dollar -

NEW YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers.

13. Economists Lower Forecasts for US Growth -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.

14. Wal-Mart CEO: Speed Up Pace of Change -

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart's CEO Doug McMillon said the world's largest retailer's task is to more quickly bring e-commerce together with physical stores to better serve shoppers.

15. Family Dollar to Close Stores as Shoppers Pinched -

NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers.

Family Dollar said Thursday that will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also permanently lower prices on about 1,000 basic items.

16. Hillview Village Apartments Sell for $5.9 Million -

2051 E. Alcy Road
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $5.9 million

Sale Date: March 27, 2014
Buyer: 2013 Hillview LP
Seller: Alcy Partners LP
Details: The 265-unit Hillview Village Apartments at 2051 E. Alcy Road in the Defense Depot neighborhood have sold for $5.9 million.

17. Millington Dollar General Sells for $3.2 Million -

The 9,301-square-foot Dollar General store at 8021 Austin Peay Highway in Millington has sold for $3.2 million.

Cash Properties LLC bought the retail property in a March 25 warranty deed from Ware Properties LLC, the Coldwater, Miss.-based company that developed this property and also has developed numerous Dollar General stores in the area.

18. Northgate’s Shift -

When the Kroger store opened at Northgate shopping center in Frayser 58 years ago, the store gave away a Shetland pony.

When the store closed Tuesday, Feb. 18, it was the last of the original tenants in a center whose changing fortunes mirror those of the blue-collar suburb still feeling the loss of its blue-collar jobs.

19. Grocery Growth -

By the end of this year, Kroger will have spent between $150 million and $200 million on upgrades, fixes and renovations at its Memphis-area stores.

That investment is one example among many in the Memphis area of how the stiff competition among grocers and similar retailers is playing out as they make grabs for bigger slices of the customer pie.

20. Highland Street Family Dollar Sells for $1.6 Million -

656 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $1.6 million

Sale Date: Dec. 2, 2013
Buyer: Amicorp Enterprises Inc.
Seller: DCTN3 328 Highland Memphis TN LLC
Loan Amount: $600,000
Loan Date: Nov. 25, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: The Bank of Hemet
Details: The Family Dollar retail store at 656 S. Highland St. near the University of Memphis has sold for $1.6 million.

21. Highland Street Family Dollar Sells for $1.6 Million -

The Family Dollar retail store at 656 S. Highland St. near the University of Memphis has sold for $1.6 million.

22. Hotel REIT Transfers 3 Germantown Properties -

7750 Wolf River Parkway Germantown, TN 38138
9314 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN 38138
9320 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN 38138

23. Developer Sells Two Family Dollar Stores -

The local developer of Family Dollar stores has sold two of its newest locales, 1539 Kirby Whitten Road and 5245 Riverdale Road, for a combined $3.2 million.

24. Family Dollar Quarterly Profit Rises 26 Percent -

Family Dollar said Wednesday that its net income rose 26 percent in the fourth quarter as sales improved despite flat customer traffic.

The discount retailer’s average customer transaction and a key revenue metric were also flat. The company gave a cautious 2014 earnings forecast and a first-quarter earnings outlook that was below Wall Street’s average expectations.

25. Family Dollar Quarterly Profit Rises 26 Percent -

Family Dollar said Wednesday that its net income rose 26 percent in the fourth quarter as sales improved despite flat customer traffic.

The discount retailer's average customer transaction and a key revenue metric were also flat. The company gave a cautious 2014 earnings forecast and a first-quarter earnings outlook that was below Wall Street's average expectations.

26. ServiceMaster Posts Operating Loss in 2012 -

The ServiceMaster Co. reported an unaudited operating loss of $532.8 million in 2012 on operating revenue of $3.1 billion.

27. Two Family Dollar Stores Sell for Combined $3 Million -

The Family Dollar stores at 1688 Jackson Ave. and 2711 Getwell Road have sold for a combined $3 million.

28. Quince Fred’s Super Dollar Sells for $2.1 Million -

6500 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119

Sale Amount: $2.1 million

Sale Date: Jan. 18, 2013

29. Crowne Plaza Hotel Sells Out of Foreclosure -

300 N. Second St. Memphis, TN 38103

Sale Amount: $9.4 million

Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2012

30. Winchester Family Dollar Store Sells for $1.5 Million -

An entity called Patil Bandus LLC has paid $1.5 million for the Family Dollar store at 6195 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill North.

31. Texas Company Files Loan on Highland Family Dollar -

Texas-based DCTN3 328 Highland Memphis TN LLC has filed a $1.1 million loan through Paragon National Bank on its Family Dollar store at 656 S. Highland St.

32. Roberts Benchmark Hotel on Union Sells for $3.2 Million -

164 Union Ave.

Memphis, TN 38103

Sale Amount: $3.2 million

Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2012

33. David Alexander Named President of TruGreen -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

34. Alexander Named TruGreen President -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

35. Alexander Named TruGreen President -

David Alexander, the former CEO of Citi Trends, is the new president of TruGreen lawn care company, leaders of The ServiceMaster Co. announced Tuesday, Dec. 11.

36. Family Dollar Teams Up With Mid-South Food Bank -

Family Dollar is teaming up with the Mid-South Food Bank for a four-week holiday fundraising initiative that will be held at Memphis-area Family Dollar stores through Dec. 19.

37. Dollar Stores Get Spruced Up; Deals Less Clear Cut -

NEW YORK (AP) – Ducking into a dollar store to pick up some a soda and bag of cookies might save you time and effort, but will you save any money?

Since the start of the downturn, major chains such as Dollar General Corp. and Family Dollar Stores Inc. have accelerated their growth by transforming stores with wider aisles, better lighting and more name brands. The result is that they're shedding their image as depots for misfit merchandise and pulling in a wider range of shoppers.

38. Brinkley Plaza Sells to Olymbec for $7.2 Million -

Downtown’s Brinkley Plaza has sold for $7.2 million to a Canadian real estate investment firm.

Montreal-based Olymbec USA LLC, an entity of Olymbec Corporate Group, acquired the 219,557-square-foot tower at 80 Monroe Ave., its ground lease and the adjacent 300-space covered parking garage.

39. Brinkley Plaza Sells to Olymbec for $7.2M -

Downtown’s Brinkley Plaza has sold for $7.2 million to a Canadian real estate investment firm.

Montreal-based Olymbec USA LLC, an entity of Olymbec Corporate Group, acquired the 219,557-square-foot tower at 80 Monroe Ave., its ground lease and the adjacent 300-space covered parking garage.

40. Gates, Buffett Again Top Forbes' Billionaires List -

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation's richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list for the 19th year running, with a net worth of $66 billion.

41. Raines Road Warehouse Sells for $2.3 Million -

4049 E. Raines Road
Memphis, TN 38118

Sale Amount: $2.3 million

Sale Date: Aug. 3, 2012

42. Poplar Transformation -

Two big retail deals have recently been inked on the Poplar Avenue corridor, soon filling empty spaces on the city’s busiest street.

A new Family Dollar is going in the old Stringer’s Garden Center site at 2974 Poplar, while Office Depot and Hollywood Feed are going in the former Samuel’s Furniture space at 5502-5510 Poplar, near South Yates Road.

43. MEPPI Files $155M Permit App For Rivergate Plant, Office -

2865 Riverport Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Cost: $155 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

44. 4 Family Dollar Stores Sold in Sale-Leaseback -

Family Dollar Stores of Tennessee Inc. has sold four Memphis stores to California-based Realty Income Corp. as part of a $4.9 million sale-leaseback.

45. Farrisview Freight Terminal Sells for $1.7 Million -

2727 Farrisview Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38118

Sale Amount: $1.7 million

Sale Date: April 27, 2012

46. 4 Family Dollar Stores in $5.8M Sale-Leaseback -

Affiliates of Phoenix-based Cole Real Estate Investments have bought four Class B Family Dollar stores through a $5.8 million sale-leaseback with Family Dollar Stores of Tennessee Inc.

47. Ricki’s Keeps Memphis’ Sweet Tooth Satisfied -

The concept of Ricki’s Cookie Corner began at the Memphis home of Ricki Krupp more than 30 years ago and grew over the years thanks to a mixture of made-from-scratch Kosher recipes and family support.

48. Downtown Mixed-Use Bldg. Sells for $1.5M in Foreclosure -

92-96 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Sale Amount: $1.5 million

Sale Date: Feb. 10, 2012

49. Family Dollar Site Sells for $1.4M -

FD2 Memphis 4 Guys LLC has bought Family Dollar Stores of Tennessee Inc. property at 180 E. E.H. Crump from H&H LLC for $1.4 million.

50. STCC Takes Next Step In Nursing Bldg. Plans -

693 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

Permit Cost: $14.6 million

Project Cost: $18.2 million

51. Second Family Dollar Site Sells Within One Week -

Texas-based DCTN3 328 Highland Memphis TN LLC has bought retail property at 656 S. Highland St. for $1.3 million.

52. More on Main -

Downtown residents and visitors will soon be able to shop for the latest fashions and enjoy everything from a cup of joe to a fine-dining experience at any of four new businesses opening on South Main Street.

53. Several New Businesses on Tap for South Main -

The Center City Development Corp. at its Wednesday, Nov. 16, meeting will be voting on applications for development incentives totaling almost $27,000 for six Downtown projects that include new restaurants, retail stores and office locations. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission at 114 N. Main St.

54. Site Selectors Hear City’s Red Carpet Pitch -

A year ago this month, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam won the governor’s race and suddenly found himself in the same room with 26 other newly elected governors.

The event was a nonpartisan orientation for the new governors to help get their bearings on the nuts and bolts of running a state government.

55. E. Coli Scare Affects Ground Beef Bought in Memphis Area -

CINCINNATI (AP) – Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef – including some sold in the Memphis area and other parts of The Kroger Co.’s Delta Division – because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.

56. Bill Gates Tops Forbes List of Richest Americans -

LOS ANGELES (AP) – America's economic woes don't appear to be hurting philanthropist Bill Gates, who tops Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans for the 18th year in a row.

57. Discount Delight -

A new store opening for a national chain is not usually occasion for a party this big. But to discount retailer Family Dollar, the grand opening of its 7,000th store was too important a milestone to let go by without a splash. And so a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Aug. 11 for the chain’s new store in Memphis at 656 S. Highland St. included a $7,000 donation to the Mid-South Food Bank.

58. Wal-Mart CEO Pushes Plan to Keep Retailer Growing -

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled a $15 billion share buyback program Friday as it hammered home its message to shareholders at its annual meeting that the world's largest retailer will keep growing.

59. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

Shuttle Prep Made For Barbecue Fest Attendees
Following Monday’s announcement that the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving from Tom Lee Park to Tiger Lane at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau is busy making preparations for shuttle services to accommodate out-of-town attendees and teams staying in Downtown hotels.
The dates of the event will remain the same, May 12 to 14. All other aspects of the event, but the location, will be as scheduled.
Low-cost transportation will run on a continual loop from four Downtown locations to the barbecue contest from late Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening. The shuttle locations are not yet decided but will be hotel-centric.
“We hear your requests and will definitely make our best efforts to accommodate everyone,” the Memphis In May website reads.
“We are working on shuttle transportation for those of you staying Downtown.”
For more information, visit www.memphisinmay.org.

60. 2011 CRE Outlook Cautiously Optimistic -

Optimism is in the eye of the beholder in the commercial real estate industry. In a city plagued with high vacancies and scarce speculative development, investors have Memphis on its radar – and Memphis should too.

61. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores -

Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.

62. Retail Rebound? -

Retail sales are looking bright this year, a sign that the pendulum of consumer confidence is swinging back in the right direction.

Holiday sales are anticipated to increase a modest 3.3 percent this year – adjusted from 2.3 percent in November – according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). This year’s uptick follows 2008’s 3.9 percent decline and also tops the 10-year average holiday sales increase of 2.5 percent.

63. Highland Family Dollar Could Spur Area Development -

A recently approved plan for a Family Dollar development on Highland could very well set the tone for peer retailers looking to come to the area.

Marketplace Development LLC purchased the northeast corner of Highland Street and Spottswood Avenue for $525,000 for a proposed freestanding 8,100-square-foot Family Dollar Stores Inc. development. A $1.2 million construction loan was taken out at the time of the sale.

64. Cut-Off of Jobless Aid Would Lower Economic Growth -

WASHINGTON (AP) – If Congress lets unemployment benefits expire this week for the long-term unemployed, they won't be the only ones to feel the pain. The overall economy would suffer, too.

65. Shoppers May Have the Upper Hand This Christmas -

NEW YORK (AP) – The Christmas shopping season doesn't kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they're prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending.

66. 'A New Day' -

Marvell Mitchell has had it with numbers.

“I’ve read the numbers and I hear people talking about the recession but frankly, there’s an opportunity here,” said Mitchell, who owns Mitchell Technology Group LLC with his wife, Ledelle.

67. Food Chain on South Main Creates ‘Hunger Awareness’ -

This month’s South Main Art Trolley Tour, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 24, is about more than art and more than South Main Street.

It’s about food.

More specifically, it’s about combining all those factors – art, food, South Main’s business growth and Trolley Night’s popularity – to help the Mid-South Food Bank provide food to needy families.

68. Vaco Banks on City’s Logistics Strength -

Vaco, a specialized upper-management and executive staffing and consulting firm based in Nashville with 24 offices around the country, including Memphis, has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 2002.

69. The Biggest Spenders -

David Simon, chairman and CEO of the nation’s largest public real estate firm, told analysts a few weeks ago during Simon Property Group’s fourth quarter earnings conference call that 2009 was a challenging year. And he doesn’t think 2010 will be much better for the company, which owns two malls in Memphis.

70. Dollar Signs Follow Dollar Stores -

Perhaps the most telling CRE trend that has emerged of late was underscored by Scott Barton of CB Richard Ellis-Memphis at last month’s Commercial Property Forecast Summit.

71. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy To Build New Playground and Bridge -

500 Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Permit Amounts: $3.5 Million and $1.8 Million

Project Cost: $100 million (Phase I)
Permit Dates: Applied February 2010
Completion: October 2010
Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC

72. Family Dollar Coming To Sycamore View -

Marketplace Development LLC has paid $350,000 for a 0.93-acre parcel at 1745 Sycamore View Road near Bartlett, where it will develop a Family Dollar store. The sale closed Monday and the seller was Sycamore View Car Wash Inc., which operated a 4,349-square-foot car wash on the site.

73. Porter Strange Files $100M Wrongful Death Suit -

The Law Offices of Porter & Strange PLLC has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Family Dollar Stores of Tennessee and Michael Woods alleging the wrongful death of Derrick Hussey.

74. Smith & Nephew Closes Deal On Former Harrah’s Office Building -

7216 Goodlett Farms Road
Unincorporated Shelby County
Sale Amount: $14 Million

Sale Date: Jan. 13, 2010
Buyer: Smith & Nephew Inc.
Seller: Harrah’s Operating Co. Memphis LLC

75. Smart Spending: Dollar Stores Not Always a Deal -

NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar stores, which now sell everything from beauty products and turtlenecks to peanut butter, soft drinks and ice cream, are increasingly popular and can be rewarding places to shop, but they also can be overwhelming.

76. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups -

From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.

77. Harrison Wholesale Provides Wealth of Roofing Experience -

Whether a building is flat, sloped or steep, be it shingled or rubberized, Harrison Wholesale has the materials to roof it.

This Binghampton business at 2680 Broad Ave. specializes in shingles and anything else needed for a roof, including some guidance for the do-it-yourselfers.

78. Dollar General Foundation To Award Millions in Grants -

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation plans to award $4.9 million in grants to 327 nonprofit organizations in an effort to fight illiteracy.

This year’s grants will serve about 75,000 individuals and families in 35 states where Dollar General operate stores.

79. Engineering, Sales Prove Perfect Combo For Liberty Building Systems' Threadgill -

Matthew Threadgill describes himself as a salesman who slipped through engineering school.

His education background makes that seem hardly the case - he graduated in 1991 from the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, a program often ranked high by U.S. News & World Report. Threadgill, who is the general manager of Liberty Building Systems, does admit that sales and engineering are an odd combination.

80. Winchester Shopping CenterSold to Cali Investors in 1031 Deal -      California investors have bought a Winchester Road shopping center for $1.5 million as part of a 1031 exchange.
     Sharla Investors LLC and Pauson Investors LLC bought the center at 4312 Wi

81. Blockbusted! Local franchisee sues Blockbuster Inc., alleges Dallas company 'undercut' its business -

Fred Montesi III, a member of the well-known Memphis grocery family, was one of the first Blockbuster franchise holders in the United States.

He opened the video rental company's first store in Memphis in the late 1980s, later growing his Blockbuster franchise operation into one of the largest in the country.

82. Majestic Grill Helps Animate Main Street -

Memphis' Main Street has a lot going for it. The Pinch District on North Main has history. The South Main Arts District is hosting the Vesta Home Show. And the block of Main from Union and Gayoso avenues, often referred to as the New Main area, also is seeing a flurry of development.

83. The Free and the Brave: Local Hispanics Make Their Voices Heard -

There were stirring speeches, appeals to patriotism, roars of approval and a massive call to arms. But last week's large-scale, well-coordinated immigration rally Downtown was just as noteworthy for the things that weren't said during the afternoon spectacle.

84. Archived Article: G'town Pkwy (lead) - ANDY MEEK

Germantown Corridor Continues to Grow

Retail, residential growth attracts further development

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

The area of Germantown Parkway near Interstate 40 and south of the 1.1 million-square-foot Wolfchase Gall...

85. Archived Article: Fam Doll (lead) - Lead

Family Dollar Expands in Memphis

Low-cost retailer to open three new stores by summer

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

With 30 stores in the Memphis area, Charlotte, N.C.-based Family Dollar Stores Inc. already has a commanding presenc...

86. Archived Article: Daily Digest - First Mercantile

First Mercantile

Appoints New Leaders

First Mercantile Trust announced the appointment of David Alan Dunaway as president and James Pratt as chief operating officer. Dunaway most recently worked for Russell Investment Group...

87. Archived Article: Daily Digest - CRYE-LEIKE EXPANDING HOT SPRINGS

Court Square Center

Gets $2 Million Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $2 million Brownfields Economic Development Initiative grant for the redevelopment of Court Square...

88. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Family Dollar

HUD announces

$2.4 million grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a $2.4 million HOPE VI Demolition grant to the Memphis Housing Authority that will be used to demolish aged public housing to make w...

89. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Sheriff, Jaycees to help

Sheriff, Jaycees to help

children touched by crime

The Greater Mid-South Jaycees bowled, then they gave, so children touched by crime or other traumatic events can have something to hold on to in a time of need.

...

90. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Library director

Library director

wins national award

Memphis-Shelby County Public Library director Judith Drescher is this years recipient of the Charlie Robinson Award, presented by the national Public Library Association and global book ...

91. Archived Article: Market Focus - Students battle it out for summertime jobs

Students battle it out for summertime jobs

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Steve Davis, owner/manager of the Baskin-Robbins on Summer Avenue, hired four more employees in April for the summer seas...

92. Archived Article: Daily Digest - National Commerce

National Commerce

to release earnings July 17

Officials of National Commerce Financial Corporation announced Friday that the Memphis-based financial services company plans to release its second quarter earnings results at ...

93. Archived Article: Daily Digest - New law speeds

New law speeds

highway roadwork

Gov. Phil Bredesen signed a bill Tuesday designed to speed up highway construction projects across Tennessee, saving motorists time and money and removing a financial burden from local governme...

94. Archived Article: Daily Digest - DA shuts down businesses

DA shuts down businesses

on gambling allegations

The Shelby County District Attorneys Office, with the assistance of the Memphis Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit and the West Tennessee Violent Crime Drug Ta...

95. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Family Dollar sales

Family Dollar sales

up 4.7 percent in January

Family Dollar Stores Inc. January same-store sales rose about 4.7 percent from a year ago, beating a Thomson First Call mean estimate of 3.6 percent growth.

January same-s...

96. Archived Article: Fred's P2 - Fred's, Family Dollar December sales up

Fred's, Family Dollar December sales up

Fred's Inc.'s December same-store sales rose 7.5 percent, slightly less than the 7.8 percent analysts expected, but the discount retailer said it is on track to me...

97. Archived Article: Family Dollar P2 - Family Dollar profit jumps

Family Dollar profit jumps

Matthews, N.C.-based discount chain Family Dollar Stores Inc.s quarterly net income rose 14.5 percent as cold weather spurred clothing sales, sending its shares up more than 6 percent.

C...

98. Archived Article: Fred P2 - Freds, Family Dollar sales up

Freds, Family Dollar sales up

Fred's Inc.'s July same-store sales rose 10.2 percent, and July retail sales rose 19 percent from a year earlier.

Fred's said total store sales for July, which include sales for se...

99. Archived Article: Super D (lead) - New Whitehaven Super D on tap

New Super D in Whitehaven on tap

By MARY DANDO

The Daily News

As part of a general plan to revitalize commercial areas in Whitehaven, a proposal is in the works to build a freestanding Super D drugstore in t...

100. Archived Article: Dollar P.2 - Weather hurts Dollar General sales

Weather hurts Dollar General sales

Shares of discount dollar stores continued to fall in early morning trading Friday after Dollar General Corp. reported unusually warm weather was hurting apparel sales, in t...