A look at how Dollar Tree and Family Dollar differ

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM

NEW YORK — Dollar Tree is stepping up its fight for penny-pinching customers. On Monday, the discounter said it would acquire rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, making it the biggest player in the dollar store category. The acquisition comes as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going after lower-income customers with smaller stores. Despite their names, Dollar Store and Family Dollar vary in their business models.

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