Dollar General (NYSE:DG) tried to purchase Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO) last week, but the latter had previously wanted to sell to Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR). But it all fell through due to antitrust concerns -- allegedly.

In this consumer goods segment of Where the Money Is, Motley Fool analysts Sean O'Reilly and Nathan Hamilton break down why these deals fell through, how dollar stores base their prices, and how they're faring in the retail market.

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