Matthews N.C.

Dollar General Starts Bidding War For Family Dollar

Aug 18, 2014
Jennifer Lang / WFAE

A bidding war is underway to buy Matthews-based retail discounter Family Dollar. A few weeks ago, Dollar Tree agreed to an $8.5 billion deal with Family Dollar.

On Monday, Dollar General CEO says his company is willing to pay $9.7 billion. Plus a $300 million break-up fee for Family Dollar to renege on its merger agreement. 


MANA Nutrition

Malnutrition contributes to more than a third of deaths of children under five worldwide. For decades, these children had to be treated in in-patient clinics. But a peanut-based paste is making treatment more accessible, and it’s exploding in popularity. One of the companies that helps meet the demand is based in Matthews.


Matthews Landmark Offers More Than Nuts And Bolts

Aug 3, 2012
Tanner Latham / WFAE

In advance of Charlotte Talks’ discussion about the importance of preserving the world’s seed stocks, we revisit Renfrow Hardware, where a big part of their business is food gardening and seeds. The owner of Renfrow will join Mike Collins for the discussion on Monday at 9am on 90.7 WFAE and WFAE.org.