Family Dollar: Challenges Ahead

Family Dollar Stores here last week posted third-quarter sales and earnings gains, but reduced its earnings guidance slightly for the year, citing the uneven environment. The environment remains challenging for consumers, and projecting short-term financial performance within this context remains difficult, said Kenneth T. Smith, senior vice president and chief financial officer, who

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores here last week posted third-quarter sales and earnings gains, but reduced its earnings guidance slightly for the year, citing the uneven environment.

“The environment remains challenging for consumers, and projecting short-term financial performance within this context remains difficult,” said Kenneth T. Smith, senior vice president and chief financial officer, who als

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