Family Dollar Cites Weak Holiday Sales

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Rapid increases in the mix of consumables and tobacco are coming along with greater pressure on profits for Family Dollar Stores, which on Thursday said it was reducing its earnings forecast for the fiscal year after posting disappointing first-quarter results and lower-than-expected holiday sales.

Net earnings of $80.3 million for the first quarter, which ended Nov. 24, decr

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