Dollar General announces the appointment of Tim McGuire and Ralph Santana to its board of directors

Company Increases Board Size to 10

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ Today (February 13, 2018), Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced the appointment of Tim McGuire and Ralph Santana to its board of directors effective February 12, 2018.

“Dollar General is excited to welcome Tim and Ralph to its board of directors,” said Michael Calbert, Dollar General’s chairman of the board.  “Each brings extensive knowledge of the retail and consumer industries, and we are confident that they will add great value to our board of directors and to Dollar General as it continues its strategic growth.”

The election of McGuire and Santana to Dollar General’s board of directors will bring the total number of directors to 10.

McGuire will serve on the compensation committee and Santana will serve on the nominating and governance committee.

McGuire has served as Chairman of the Board of Mobile Service Center Canada, Ltd. (d/b/a Mobile Klinik), a chain of professional smartphone repair stores specializing in professional “while you wait” repair and care of smartphones and tablets, since June 2017. He retired from McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, after serving as a leader of its global retail and consumer practice for almost 28 years.  In that role, he led the company’s Americas retail practice for five years, as well as consulting efforts with major retail, telecommunications, consumer service and marketing organizations in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Australia. He also co-founded McKinsey Analytics, a global group of consultants that brings advanced analytics capabilities to clients to help make better business decisions. McGuire began his career with Procter & Gamble in 1983 where he served in various positions, leaving in October 1989 as its Marketing Director for the Canadian Food & Beverage division.

Since April 2013, Santana has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Harman International Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. with responsibility for all aspects of Harman’s worldwide marketing strategy. Prior to joining Harman, Santana served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, North America for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from June 2010 to September 2012, responsible for launching Samsung’s U.S. e-commerce business and building out branding strategies to drive visibility.  He also previously served 16 years at PepsiCo with roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Marketing, North American Beverages, Pepsi-Cola where he spearheaded a creative overhaul and re-launch of Pepsi-Cola, as well as its Frito-Lay’s international and North America operations. Santana began his career as a senior marketing associate at Beverage Marketing Corporation.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dollargeneral.com.

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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,321 stores in 44 states as of November 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General to hold inaugural innovation and supplier diversity summit in April 2018

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Suppliers, companies and manufacturers with exciting new products who want to reach millions of consumers and partner with one of America’s fastest-growing retailers that is currently listed #128 on the Fortune 500 list and posted $22 billion in FY 2016 sales, listen up!

Dollar General is encouraging new suppliers and those who have not sold products to the Company within the past 18 months to apply to attend its inaugural Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit in April 2018. The event aims to pair potential new vendors with respective Dollar General buyers and category managers.  Suppliers must sell items in at least one of the following categories to be eligible to attend:

  • Beauty, Personal Care and Over-the-Counter/Wellness
  • General Merchandise/All Non-Food
  • Grocery.

“As part of Dollar General’s continual commitment to provide quality products at everyday low prices to our diverse consumer base, we are thrilled to announce our first Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit scheduled for this spring,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.  “Having the right products to best meet our customers’ needs is a foundational cornerstone at Dollar General.  As such, we look forward to meeting with potential new vendors, learning about relevant products for our customers and expanding the number of unique and specialized offerings available in our stores.”

To apply, interested suppliers, companies and manufacturers may submit their product information at www.rangeme.com/dollargeneral from Tuesday, January 30 through end of day on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Selected companies will be subject to a $500 participation fee and notified via email by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) of the time, date and location of their meeting with a member of the Dollar General merchandising team.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,321 stores in 44 states as of November 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General continues its partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving® campaign and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General plans to celebrate this holiday season through its mission of Serving Others. In that spirit, the company is continuing its longstanding partnerships with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving® campaign, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and other local toy drives to help support the communities across the 44 states it calls home.

To provide further aid and assistance for these organizations’ efforts, Dollar General also plans to make a $100,000 donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and a $75,000 donation to the Thanks and Giving® campaign, as well as collect customers’ donations in stores to support these campaigns.

Dollar General customers may donate $1 or more at check-out to benefit the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign from Friday, November 17 until Friday, December 15. Dollar General is proud to provide support for the twelfth consecutive year to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the global leader in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other deadly diseases. Since 2006, Dollar General and its customers have provided more than $17.4 million to the Thanks and Giving® campaign.

Also beginning Friday, November 17, Dollar General will aim to make the holidays brighter for children by collecting toys and holiday items through a toy drive partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drives. Customers may drop off donations through Friday, December 8 at their local Dollar General store.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General becomes the first retailer to receive Coca-Cola President’s Veterans Recognition Award

Major Discount Retailer Recognized as the First Retail Recipient

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) plans to formally recognize Dollar General (NYSE: DG) with its President’s Veterans Recognition Award at a special event at its world headquarters in Atlanta on Friday, November 10, 2017. As the 2017 recipient, Dollar General is the first retailer ever to be bestowed with the honor, which recognizes the company’s outstanding engagement and outreach with the military community.

“Dollar General is humbled by this prestigious recognition of our ongoing work with the military and veteran communities,” said Larry Gatta, Dollar General’s senior vice president and general merchandise manager. “As a company dedicated to our mission of Serving Others, we continually strive to support and show appreciation to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. We appreciate Coca-Cola’s partnership in recognizing our efforts as we continue to be grateful and thankful for the sacrifices made by our military communities and their families.”

Presented by Sandy Douglas, President of Coca-Cola North America, the award recognizes a customer who shows exemplary support for the U.S. Armed Forces, its veterans and families.

Dollar General’s engagement with the military community includes exclusive discounts to active military, veterans and their immediate family members, outreach with the military communities through its military employee resource group, founding of the Paychecks for Patriots program, which supports service members’ transition to civilian life through meaningful employment opportunities, and more. The Company also collaborated with Coca-Cola in 2017 to debut its exclusive Share a Coke® patriotic can series honoring service members, veterans and their families.

“On behalf of everyone at Coca-Cola, we are proud to recognize our longstanding customer Dollar General for their commitment to veterans, members of the U.S. military and their families across the country,” said Douglas. “Dollar General exemplifies the gold standard in honoring and celebrating our nation’s servicemen and women, and we salute them as a Coca-Cola President’s Veterans Recognition Award recipient.”

As part of Coca-Cola’s annual Veterans Day employee celebration, which will be centered around the theme of Honoring Military Women and Families this year, Dollar General also plans to present the USO of Georgia with a $10,000 donation.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

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Dollar General offers 11 percent discount to military community and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Dollar General offers 11 percent discount to military community and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017

 

Major discount retailer to provide 11 percent discount on November 11, 2017

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — To recognize and thank the military community for their service and sacrifice, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is offering an 11 percent discount on qualifying purchases to veterans, active military and their immediate family members both in stores and online on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

“On behalf of more than 127,000 employees, Dollar General would like to honor, thank and pay tribute to our brave military community and their families,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Veterans Day is an annual time to pause, reflect on the exceptional sacrifices made to protect our country and show our deepest appreciation for those who serve and have served in the armed forces.”

Providing this discount is just one way Dollar General shows its continued support, gratitude and appreciation to those who have served and continue to serve the country. The Company is proud to be a longstanding supporter of the military community through initiatives including veteran discounts, its military employee resource group and the initiation of the Paychecks for Patriots hiring campaign that pairs veterans transitioning to civilian life with meaningful employment opportunities.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Rob Scruggs joins Dollar General as chief digital and customer engagement officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today (October 30, 2017) announced that Rob Scruggs has joined the Company as chief digital and customer engagement officer, a newly created position in which he will lead the strategy for customer engagement including digital experience and tools. Scruggs brings over 17 years of experience focused on customer and user engagement.

“Rob brings a strong record of successful innovation in developing customer experience strategies across complex industries. At Dollar General, Rob’s experience will help accelerate our digital strategy as we continue to focus on developing digital resources that can help our customers save time and money,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Scruggs most recently served as global director of client experience for Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he had responsibility for the end-to-end client experience for global commercial clients. Prior to that, he held customer experience roles at Asurion, E*TRADE and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Scruggs earned his Bachelor of Arts from University of Memphis.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Investor Contacts:
Mary Winn Pilkington
615-855-5536

Kevin Walker
615-855-4954

Media Contacts:
Crystal Ghassemi
615-855-5210

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Dollar General becomes the Official Discount Retail Sponsor for the Big 12 Conference 2017-2018

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is excited to partner with the Big 12 Conference and ESPN Events to serve as the Official Discount Retail Sponsor for the Big 12 Conference for the 2017-2018 academic year. Additionally, the major discount retailer will serve as the Conference’s Official Homegating and Tailgating Headquarters and exclusive sponsor of the Dollar General Big 12 Championship Tour, which plans to host events at each of the 10 Big 12 Conference collegiate campuses during the 2017 fall football season.

“Given our understanding of how college sports resonate with our shoppers, Dollar General is excited to partner with the Big 12 Conference and ESPN Events to serve as the Conference’s Official Discount Retail Sponsor. We are excited to bring the first-ever Tailgate Tour to campuses across the conference this fall,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “We look forward to engaging current and future Dollar General customers alike with the wide assortment of items available to enjoy every matchup this year. With more than 14,000 stores, many of which are near the Big 12 universities, it’s certainly going to be an electrifying and fun year in Big 12 homegating and tailgating celebrations.”

The Dollar General Big 12 Championship Tour will visit a Big 12 Conference football game each week beginning on Saturday, September 16. Each week’s Tour stop is scheduled to include a former Big 12 Conference player to meet customers and sign autographs, a celebrity grill master, tailgate games, giveaways and prizes and the opportunity to see the new Big 12 Football Championship trophy. Festivities are in partnership with major Dollar General vendor partners and brands including Pringles®, Cheez-It® crackers, DiGiorno® pizza, Bounty® paper towels, Reese’s® chocolate, Dixie® paper products and Kingsford® charcoal.

The tour is also scheduled to be part of festivities during the 2017 Big 12 Football Championship Game in Arlington, Texas on December 2, the 2017 Texas Bowl in Houston on December 27, the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in Kansas City in March 2018 and the Big 12 Baseball Championship in Oklahoma City in May 2018. The full schedule is listed below.

  • Saturday, September 16 – Oklahoma (Tulane)
  • Saturday, September 23 – Oklahoma State (TCU)
  • Saturday, September 30 – Kansas State (Baylor)
  • Saturday, October 7 – Kansas (Texas Tech)
  • Saturday, October 14 – Iowa State (Kansas)
  • Saturday, October 21 – TCU (Kansas)
  • Saturday, October 28 – Baylor (Texas)
  • Saturday, November 4 – Texas Tech (Kansas State)
  • Saturday, November 11 – Texas (Kansas)
  • Saturday, November 18 – West Virginia (Texas)
  • Saturday, December 2 – Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington
  • Wednesday, December 27 – Texas Bowl in Houston
  • Big XII MBB Tournament, March 7-10, 2018 in Kansas City
  • Big XII Baseball Championship – May 23-27, 2018 in Oklahoma City

“The Big 12 appreciates the association with Dollar General,” said Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “The Championship Tour provides a unique opportunity to build upon the game-day energy at each of our campuses to promote the return of our football championship game – the only conference championship game that guarantees a matchup featuring its top two teams.”

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

About Big 12 Conference

The Big 12 Conference is comprised of 10 Universities – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. The Big 12 is an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics conference that encompasses five states with over 38 million people within its geographic footprint. In its 21st year, the Conference has produced over 600 Academic All-America selections and claimed national championship team titles in 17 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for 645 individual NCAA titles and 58 team national championships. Nearly 5,000 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually under the Big 12 banner. For more information, visit Big12Sports.com and follow the Conference on Facebook (Facebook.com/Big12) and Twitter (@Big12Conference).

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

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Dollar General donates $50,000 to American Red Cross to support Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is supporting the American Red Cross with a $50,000 corporate donation to support the relief and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey.

Now through September 9, 2017, Dollar General stores are also collecting donations to benefit American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief in more than 14,000 locations across the 44 states it serves, and online customers may find a donation link to support the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at www.dollargeneral.com.

“Through our deep commitment to our mission of Serving Others and helping the communities we call home, Dollar General is working to help provide the needed resources to provide aid to those affected in Texas and Louisiana,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “We know these donations and resources will be put to work by the American Red Cross to support individuals and families recovering from these devastating floods.”

For nearly two decades, Dollar General has partnered with the American Red Cross through corporate and in-store collections to better support the organization’s recovery efforts and serve communities in their time of need.

“The Red Cross is grateful for Dollar General’s contribution, which allows our organization to provide much-needed help to communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey to support people as they deal with the impact of this disaster and in the weeks following as they work to rebuild their lives,” said Elizabeth Penniman, vice president, Communications at the American Red Cross.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General opens its 14,000th store location

Dollar General opens its 14,000th store location

 

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reached a new milestone this morning as it hosted hundreds of excited customers in Dauphin, Pennsylvania to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s 14,000th store location.

“Dollar General is excited to celebrate our company’s continued growth by celebrating our 14,000th store grand opening today (August 19, 2017),” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “For nearly 80 years, Dollar General has continually been focused on delivering everyday low prices, convenience and value to the communities we serve. I am especially grateful to the more than 127,000 Dollar General employees who support the company every day through our mission of Serving Others, our customers and our communities in helping us reach this milestone.”

Celebrations began at 8 a.m. this morning with remarks from Dollar General representatives and a $14,000 check presentation to Middle Paxton Elementary School from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. After store manager Mark Cortina officially cut the ribbon to open the store, the first 200 customers received $10 gift cards and tote bags with complimentary samples. Customers were also treated to coffee and donuts in the morning, a hotdog lunch featuring chips and drinks and Clover Valley® private brand samples in the afternoon.

Dollar General sells quality name-brand and private brand merchandise such as health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and basic clothing. The company also sells an assortment of packaged foods, as well as some refrigerated foods and frozen foods. In addition to high quality private brands, all of which carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

Dollar General proudly employs approximately 5,700 employees in Pennsylvania through approximately 625 stores and its distribution center in Bethel (Berks County).

Through its mission of Serving Others, Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves as an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General appoints Jason Reiser as EVP and chief merchandising officer

Dollar General appoints Jason Reiser as EVP and chief merchandising officer

 

Reiser brings over 30 years of retail experience to Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today (June 22, 2017) announced that Jason Reiser will join the Company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective, July 12. Reiser replaces Jim Thorpe who recently retired. Reiser brings more than 30 years of experience in retail management, private brand sourcing, regulatory affairs as well as being a trained pharmacist.

“Jason is an innovative merchant who has a broad range of experience in discount retail and a track record of leadership excellence,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “I believe Jason’s deep understanding of our customer and small-box retail, coupled with his proven ability to drive results, will strengthen our leadership team as we strive to capture future growth opportunities.”

Reiser most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Vitamin Shoppe where he had responsibility for merchandising, operations and supply chain. Prior to that, he served as the chief merchandising officer at Family Dollar from 2013 to 2016. Reiser started his retail career as a pharmacy manager for Walmart. From there, he rose through the ranks to positions of increasing responsibility. He served as vice president, merchandising, health and family care for Sam’s Club from 2010 to 2013

Reiser earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Contact(s):

Investor Contact:
Mary Winn Pilkington
615-855-5536

Media Contacts:

Dan MacDonald
615-855-5209

Crystal Ghassemi
615-855-5210

Source: Dollar General Corporation

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Dollar General welcomes Carman Wenkoff as EVP and chief information officer

Dollar General welcomes Carman Wenkoff as EVP and chief information officer

 

Wenkoff brings track record of driving retail digital innovation

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today (June 21, 2017) announced that Carman Wenkoff will join the Company as executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) effective July 10. Wenkoff replaces current CIO Ryan Boone, who recently announced his retirement. Wenkoff brings a broad range of experience to Dollar General with success in implementing digital strategies and payment and loyalty solutions at the retail level.

“I am excited to have someone with Carman’s experience and digital expertise to be joining our team to lead this important part of the business,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We continue to focus on enhancing our digital presence and meeting our customers when and how they decide to engage with us. I’m confident with Carman’s vision we will continue to strengthen these efforts as well as leveraging technology to improve our processes, lower costs and drive a better customer experience.”

Wenkoff most recently served as chief information officer and chief digital officer for Subway® restaurants where under his leadership the Information Technology (IT) team created an innovative digital marketing platform and point-of-sale system, and many other integrated store technology solutions to help increase sales and profitability. Prior to his role at Subway®, Wenkoff was part of the IT and management team at Subway® restaurant’s franchisee-owned Independent Purchasing Cooperative and served as Chairman of the Retail Gift Card Association. Previous to that, he served in senior IT management positions with several tech firms focused on digital marketing and payment and loyalty solutions. Wenkoff began his career in law and served as general counsel for Pivotal Corporation. He also served as vice president, operations/finance and general counsel for Ontain Corporation, a technology company focused on mobile and retail merchant solutions.

Wenkoff earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He earned his Law degree at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada. He was admitted to practice law in both the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the State of Washington.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General the exclusive retailer of the newest OREO Mississippi Mud Pie Flavor Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookie

  • Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Commemorates the Day with Official Statewide Proclamation;
  • Dollar General and OREO Celebrate the Flavors of the Magnolia State with Free Product with Purchase

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate Dollar General (NYSE: DG) serving as the exclusive retailer of the newest, limited-edition OREO, the company is excited to officially declare Wednesday, June 7, as Mississippi Mud Pie Day throughout the state. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant helped commemorate the day with an official state proclamation and Dollar General is encouraging customers to enjoy #DGOREOMSMud by providing customers a complimentary package with a select purchase, June 7 only!

“Dollar General is excited to partner with OREO, Mondelez, Governor Bryant and the great state of Mississippi to celebrate Mississippi Mud Pie Day on June 7,” said Larry Gatta, Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Consumables. “We hope customers will enjoy the flavors of the Magnolia State in America’s favorite cookie and take advantage of additional digital coupon savings to receive complimentary product this week.”

Dollar General is providing customers a free package of OREO cookies with the purchase of two additional packages through its Wow! Wednesday digital coupon offer. To redeem, customers should visit www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or visit the Dollar General mobile app on smartphone devices only on Wednesday, June 7 to add the coupon to their platform, or to create a digital coupon account. Customers can then redeem the offer from June 7 through June 9 by entering their 10-digit Digital Coupon number at checkout.

The OREO Mississippi Mud Pie Flavor Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookie combines the rich chocolate flavors of Mississippi’s unofficial state dessert with America’s favorite cookie. Dollar General is the exclusive retailer of the limited-edition cookie, which is in more than 13,600 stores in 44 states while supplies last.

With approximately 465 stores throughout the state and a distribution center in Indianola, Dollar General employs more than 4,600 Mississippians.

For additional information, product photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

FAST FACTS:

  • Dollar General and OREO have partnered to offer customers a new OREO Mississippi Mud Pie Flavor Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookie. The product is available exclusively at Dollar General stores now while supplies last!
  • Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed an official proclamation declaring Wednesday, June 7, 2017 as Mississippi Mud Pie Day throughout the state.
  • To celebrate, Dollar General is providing customers a Wow! Wednesday digital coupon to receive a free package of OREO cookies with the purchase of two additional packages.
  • Customers must download the Wow! Wednesday offer on June 7, but may redeem it from June 7 through June 9.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General opens its 14th distribution center located at Janesville, Wisconsin

Dollar General opens its 14th distribution center located at Janesville, Wisconsin

 

Major retailer invests $100 million and creates more than 500 jobs to support Midwest stores

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — This morning (June 03, 2017), nearly 1,000 Dollar General (NYSE: DG) employees, their families and company executives were joined by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan along with state and local dignitaries to celebrate the grand opening in Janesville, Wisconsin, of the discount retailer’s 14th distribution center. The distribution center represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than 500 local jobs.

“Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our Janesville distribution center and it is an honor to welcome Speaker Ryan to our facility as well as state and local leaders who supported this project,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We have built a strong team in Janesville, and this new facility strengthens our distribution network and our ability to serve customers. We are delighted to have a strong presence in Wisconsin and look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we continue to focus on our mission of Serving Others.”

Construction began on the approximately one-million-square-foot facility in November 2015 and shipping from the facility began in January 2017. The Janesville distribution center serves approximately 800 stores in nine states in the upper Midwest. With the completion of this project and its more than 130 store locations in the state, Dollar General now has more than 1,300 employees in the state of Wisconsin.

Negotiations with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and local and county representatives produced an incentive package that ultimately solidified Dollar General’s commitment to Wisconsin.

“Congratulations to Dollar General on the opening of its new facility, which is creating hundreds of new jobs in the region. It will have a very positive impact on Rock County and the rest of the state,” said Governor Scott Walker. “The pro-business climate in Wisconsin is attracting more companies like Dollar General to our state, which is part of the reason Chief Executive Magazine just placed us on its Top 10 list of the Best States for Business.”

“I am thrilled Dollar General has decided to build its new distribution center in my hometown, Janesville,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan. “I believe the employees and employers in the Badger State can compete with anyone, and with pro-growth policies like tax and regulatory reform, we can help to continue to create jobs.”

As part of the celebration, Dollar General donated $10,000 to the Hedberg Public Library to support its literacy and outreach initiatives.

“Dollar General has been an outstanding addition to our local economy and great community partner,” said Josh Smith, Rock County administrator. “We look forward to continuing to work with them as a strong member of our community for years to come.”

“The City of Janesville is proud to be able to say that it is home to a key component of one of the fastest growing retailers in the United States,” said Gale Price, economic development director, City of Janesville. “In addition to the over 500 jobs that will be added to the Janesville and Rock County economy, Dollar General and its employees are engaged in important community activities that help make Janesville a community of choice.”

Dollar General’s 13 other distribution centers are located in Alachua, Florida; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Marion, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia; and Zanesville, Ohio. The company has begun construction on its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Georgia, and is planning for its 16th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York.

Clayco Inc. served as general contractor for the Janesville distribution center. Leo A Daly did the building design and Élan Design Lab, Inc. did the civil design work.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General kicks off summer season With exciting coupon savings and exclusive offers

Dollar General kicks off summer season With exciting coupon savings and exclusive offers

 

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-May-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The official start to summer may be more than a month away, but Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is starting the season’s celebration early! With exciting coupon savings through Dollar General’s Digital Coupon program and its Fast Way to Save™ exclusive offers, hot products available only at Dollar General and the company’s everyday low prices, Dollar General is a one-stop destination for summer celebrations galore.

“Dollar General remains focused on delivering everyday low prices and value to our customers throughout the upcoming summer months and is thrilled to provide exclusive product offers and considerable savings through our digital coupon program,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Additionally, having some of America’s top brands deliver exclusive and limited-edition products in our stores reflects our strength as the sector leader and vast retail footprint represented by more than 13,600 locations in 44 states.”

Exciting summer offers and products hitting Dollar General store shelves by Monday, May 22 include:

Fast Way to Save™ Digital Coupons

With more than $200 in coupon savings, Dollar General’s digital coupon program delivers exceptional savings off Dollar General’s everyday low prices, including its exclusive Fast Way to Save™ offers available now through June 18. Customers can download savings to their Dollar General Digital Coupon account or sign up for an account at www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or through the Dollar General app on smartphones. Savings are available on national brands including Dial®, Bounty®, Crest® and Aquafina® and Dollar General’s 100-percent satisfaction-guaranteed private brands including DG health™, DG body™, Clover Valley® and DG home™. All digital coupons may be redeemed only one time through June 18.

OREO® Mississippi Mud Pie

Dollar General and OREO are bringing the taste of the Magnolia State exclusively to Dollar General customers across the country with its new OREO Mississippi Mud Pie Flavor Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookie. In stores beginning in late May, this limited-edition OREO combines the signature, deep chocolate flavor of Mississippi Mud Pie and America’s favorite cookie (yum!). Customers can also save $1 with the purchase of two products using Dollar General’s Digital Coupons now through May 27.

Coca-Cola® Share A Coke® Military Campaign

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017, Dollar General will serve as the only retailer to offer Coca-Cola’s Share a Coke® patriotic 16-ounce can series aimed at saluting and honoring military service members, veterans, military spouses, military moms and military dads. Sixteen-ounce cans will be available at more than 13,600 stores across the country for $1 each. During the campaign, customers are encouraged to recognize and thank the military community on social media by posting their message and a photo of themselves with one of the military Coca-Cola cans using the #CokeDGSupportMilitary hashtag. Customers are also encouraged to be a force behind the forces by sending a message to service members through the USO at www.destinationcoke.com. In September, Coca-Cola and Dollar General plan to make a $25,000 donation to the USO to further their support for the military community.

Lipton® Meal Maker Program with Sunny Anderson

Lipton® Iced Tea and Dollar General are partnering on a new Simple Summer Meal Solutions program featuring New York Times best-selling author and TV host, Sunny Anderson. With in-store and online activation scheduled to begin on May 22, Sunny’s Summer Meal Solutions Tool is designed to help customers find delicious, easy-to-make and affordable meals. Plus, Sunny personally created five exclusive new summer recipes, which either incorporate the fresh tastes of Lipton® iced teas or pair perfectly with them. Recipes include Sunny’s Mango and Honey Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Sunny’s Easy Peach Tea BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Plus, customers can save more with a Dollar General digital coupon from Lipton® Iced Tea now through August 20!

Regal® Cinemas Popcorn

Movie popcorn fans can now enjoy the tastes of fan-favorite Regal Entertainment Group’s signature popcorn in a microwavable format at Dollar General stores. As the exclusive retailer for the product through August, each box of the new Regal Cinemas Popcorn provides three bags of the delicious fan-favorite popcorn for only $2, making at-home movie nights tastier and more affordable.

Hawaiian Punch Mango Monsoon

Brand new and exclusive to Dollar General, Hawaiian Punch® releases the Mango Monsoon™ flavor. When it comes to fruit juice drinks, Hawaiian Punch is The Big Kahuna. Bursting with bold fruit flavors, Hawaiian Punch Mango Monsoon is a delicious and unique taste that kids and the entire family will enjoy. This family-sized one gallon container is the perfect drink for dinner time or anytime and is available in stores for only $2 each. Treat your family to the delicious taste of Hawaiian Punch Mango Monsoon!

Mott’s 100% Apple Mango Juice

Mott’s® is bringing its new 100 percent Apple Mango juice to Dollar General in an exclusive package with six eight-ounce servings, providing families on the go an easy, eight-ounce juice option. Available for $2.75 each, this exclusive six-pack option provides value and convenience at Dollar General this summer.

Broadway® Cosmetics

The new Broadway® line combines exclusive beauty and affordable prices with the company’s wide selection of cosmetic products. With trend-right products including eye shadows, mascaras, nail polishes, contouring kits, lip glosses, lipsticks and much more, the Broadway line helps give customers current beauty trends like matte finishes and bright colors, all at fashionable value!

*Note:Product images are available by contacting the DGPR team at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $7.5 million in literacy grants to nearly 870 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. Awarded funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

Recipients of today’s grant announcements plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English. A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 18, 2017. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General schedules webcasts of its 2017 annual shareholders meeting and its 1Q 2017 earnings conference call

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today (May 10, 2017) announced the following information regarding webcasts of its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter earnings conference call.

2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders – May 31

Dollar General plans to webcast its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. ET. The webcast will be broadcast live online at www.dollargeneral.com under “Investor Information, News & Events, Events & Presentations” and will be accessible through Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

First Quarter 2017 Financial Results – June 1

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer, and John Garratt, chief financial officer, plan to host a conference call beginning at 9:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the Company’s financial results for its 2017 first fiscal quarter ended May 5, 2017.

If you wish to participate, please call (855) 576-2641 at least 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. The conference ID is 14434844. The call will also be broadcast live online at www.dollargeneral.com under “Investor Information, News & Events, Events & Presentations.” A replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, June 15, 2017, and will be accessible online or by calling (855) 859-2056. The conference ID for the replay is 14434844.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,601 stores in 44 states as of May 5, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com

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Dollar General and Coca-Cola honor service members with new Share a Coke® patriotic can

Dollar General and Coca-Cola honor service members with new Share a Coke® patriotic can

 

Campaign to honor the military community and provide $25,000 donation to the USO

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of Coca-Cola Day today (May 08, 2017) and during May’s Military Appreciation Month, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) proudly announces it is teaming up with Coca-Cola on a new Share a Coke® patriotic can series honoring service members, veterans and their families.

Dollar General will exclusively offer the Coca-Cola Share a Coke® military 16-ounce can collection from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017. Each 16-ounce can will be available for purchase for $1 each and allow customers to salute a veteran, service member, military spouse, military mom or military dad. The patriotic can also commemorates Coca-Cola’s partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) by prominently featuring the USO badge.

During the campaign, customers are encouraged to recognize and thank the military community on social media by posting their message and a photo of themselves with one of the military Coca-Cola cans using the #CokeDGSupportMilitary hashtag. Customers are also encouraged to be a force behind the forces by sending a message to service members through the USO at www.destinationcoke.com. The USO will display the messages collected at USO locations globally.

Dollar General and Coca-Cola are proud to support the USO, an organization dedicated to helping service members stay connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. As such, Dollar General and Coca-Cola plan to make a $25,000 donation to the USO at the conclusion of the campaign in September.

“Dollar General is excited to partner with Coca-Cola to recognize our military community this summer,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “From founding the Paychecks for Patriots program, which supports service members transition to civilian life by finding meaningful employment opportunities, to the company’s military employee resource group and showing support with exclusive military discounts, Dollar General is proud of its ongoing support of our military community.”

For additional information, product photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

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Dollar General to build its 16th distribution center located in Amsterdam, New York

Project expected to create 430 jobs in Montgomery County when fully operational; Facility to serve as 16th distribution center for major discount retailer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today (February 22, 2017) announced plans to build the company’s 16th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York, located in Montgomery County. At full capacity, the project is expected to create 430 new jobs, as well as up to 200 additional, temporary construction jobs needed to build the project. After necessary permits and approvals are received, construction on the estimated 750,000-square-foot facility should begin in late spring 2017 with a planned completion date in fall 2018.

“Dollar General is excited to add another state-of-the-art and highly-efficient distribution center to support our growing store network in both New York and throughout the northeast,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It’s very exciting to move forward on a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County. I am grateful for our continued partnership and support on this project from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Empire State Development and local leadership in Montgomery County.”

Dollar General has selected Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.

When fully operational, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states that Dollar General serves. Dollar General most recently opened its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently under construction on its 15th facility in Jackson, Georgia. Regionally, the most recent distribution center was completed in 2014 in Bethel, Pennsylvania.

Amsterdam was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the northeast, Montgomery County’s local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations.

In New York, Dollar General currently operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to create roughly 340 net new jobs in New York as a result of new store growth planned for its 2017 fiscal year.

Dollar General’s 15 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Stock footage and project renderings are available on the Dollar General Newsroom. For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Dollar General includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws throughout this release. A reader can identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to historical fact or they use words such as “will,” “should,” “expected,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “estimated,” and similar expressions that concern Dollar General’s strategy, plans, intentions or beliefs about future occurrences or results.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 1, 2016.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,320 stores in 43 states as of February 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General opens its newest store in Hankinson, North Dakota

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) expanded its presence into its 44th state this morning (February 11, 2017) as doors opened for business at the company’s newest store in Hankinson, North Dakota. The company is also planning official grand opening celebrations for six additional stores in the state through spring 2017.

“Celebrating today’s grand opening in North Dakota is very exciting for Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “This is an important milestone for Dollar General as we expand into our 44th state and build our presence in the upper Midwest. We look forward to serving additional communities with value and convenience as we grow our footprint throughout the state and welcoming new North Dakotan employees to the Dollar General family.”

Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the first 100 adult customers received complimentary Dollar General gift cards and totes filled with product samples. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of items including food, cleaning supplies, apparel, paper products, health and beauty items, pet needs, home décor and toys from America’s most trusted brands, as well as Dollar General’s private brands. The company further demonstrates its commitment to everyday low prices by pricing more than 80 percent of items at $5 or less.

Dollar General plans to identify additional areas for new store growth in the state. These stores are scheduled to be supported by items from one of its newest distribution centers in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Dollar General most recently expanded from stores in 40 states to 43 states with the grand opening of stores in Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon in March 2015.

With over 13,200 retail locations and 120,000 employees, Dollar General offers its employees opportunities to start and/or grow their careers. Anyone interested in joining one of America’s fastest-growing retailers may apply online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise as part of its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,205 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General to create 10,000 new jobs as a result of continued growth in 2017

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) intends to create approximately 10,000 new jobs in 2017 as the result of 1,000 planned new store openings and two new state-of-the-art distribution centers. The creation of these approximate 10,000 new jobs will be a roughly nine percent overall increase to its workforce and mark the largest one-year employee increase through organic store and distribution center growth in the company’s 78-year history.

“Dollar General looks forward to welcoming new employees who want to grow with us as we expand throughout the states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “These new jobs reflect the organization’s commitment to seize growth opportunities and further deliver Dollar General’s value proposition of everyday low prices on quality merchandise to customers in 1,000 new locations in 2017. Since joining Dollar General in 2008, I’ve had the privilege to see the company grow from approximately 72,000 employees to more than 130,000 anticipated employees by end of the 2017 fiscal year. It really is an exciting time to be a Dollar General employee.”

As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

“This year’s continued growth presents numerous opportunities for candidates looking to begin and develop their careers at one of America’s fastest-growing retailers,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Candidates should look to Dollar General as a great career choice for numerous factors including our variety of training and development programs, focus on internal advancement within the company and mission of Serving Others.”

Dollar General plans to use its robust and best-in-class training programs to support the company’s commitment to one of its operating priorities of investing in employees as a competitive advantage. The company is expected to invest more than 1.5 million training hours in employees in 2017 to promote education and development throughout the year. Training magazine recently recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the sixth consecutive year, ranking #8 on the list.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Dollar General includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws throughout this release. A reader can identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to historical fact or they use words such as “will,” “should,” “expected,” “anticipated,” “plan,” “looks forward,” “intend,” and similar expressions that concern Dollar General’s strategy, plans, intentions or beliefs about future occurrences or results, including without limitation statements regarding Dollar General’s planned job creation, employee training, and store and distribution center openings.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 1, 2016.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,205 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,205 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to assist families affected by wildfires near the Great Smoky Mountains

Families to receive Dollar General gift cards, cash and toys in a gift totaling more than $300,000

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to donate $200,000 in Dollar General gift cards to assist families rebuilding after the devastating wildfires near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.

The gift cards are being donated to country music legend Dolly Parton’s My People Fund established by the Dollywood Foundation to help families directly impacted by the wildfires. Dollar General has also made a $25,000 cash donation to the My People Fund and in partnership with its toy suppliers, (Mattel, Fisher Price, Crayola, MVP, Bendon, Amloid H E R, Just Play, Lovee Doll) is donating more than $75,000 worth of toys to bring a bit of holiday joy to impacted families. In all, the gift from Dollar General and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee totals more than $300,000 to support families recovering from the fires.

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others we want to do our part to help our neighbors in our home state of Tennessee in the wake of these tragic wildfires,” said Dollar General’s CEO, Todd Vasos. “We are grateful for the partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Together, we are supporting the work of the Dollywood Foundation in helping families recover. Our stores are ready to help families use these gift cards to re-stock on the everyday essentials they need. We are also grateful to our vendors for joining us in donating a truckload of toys to help make the holidays brighter for families during this difficult time.”

“The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has responded to disaster recovery since 1993, and we know just how different each one is and how difficult the corresponding recoveries are,“ said The Community Foundation’s president, Ellen Lehman. “We are enormously grateful that Dollar General agreed to match the $100,000 we had raised for this purpose. We are also grateful to our partners in the media, The Tennessean and Gannett, NewsChannel 5 (WTVF), Channel 4 (WSMV), Fox 17 (WZTV) and Channel 2 (WKRN) which played a pivotal role in the thousands of gifts that have come into The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund.”

The Dollar General gift cards along with assistance checks will be distributed to families by the Dollywood Foundation beginning Thursday, December 15 at the CARE MORE Assistance Center located at LeConte Center (2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 more information: https://dollywoodfoundation.org/get-help/).  The toy distribution will begin on Friday, December 16 and continue thru Tuesday, December 20 at the CARE MORE Assistance Center.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will continue to facilitate donations as the recovery unfolds. It is a long journey and the needs and opportunities will emerge and evolve.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com. For inquiries regarding The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund, call (615) 321-4939 or via email at givingback@cfmt.org.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. Learn more about The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at www.cfmt.org.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,205 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General and Lisa Frank launches two new adult coloring posters just in time for the holidays

Dollar General and Lisa Frank launches two new adult coloring posters just in time for the holidays
Dollar General and Lisa Frank launches two new adult coloring posters just in time for the holidays

 

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the holidays, Dollar General and Lisa Frank are thrilled to announce two new adult 11×16 coloring posters, a new adult coloring kit and a reprint of the four original coloring books issued earlier this summer!

Rediscover childhood memories with bright colors and scenes that only Lisa Frank can deliver! Posters and adult coloring books available at only $3 each, which make for the perfect stocking stuffer!  Adult coloring kits are $10 each and include coloring pages, a coloring book, gel pens and colored pencils.  That means the entire Lisa Frankl adult coloring collection including the kit, two posters and four coloring books may be purchased for only $28!

Items are available now in more than 13,000 Dollar General stores and online at www.dollargeneral.com/lisa-frank.html. Dollar General will also have an exclusive four-pack of the adult coloring books available for $12 each available online on Thursday, December 1!

The Lisa Frank coloring collection are great gifts to provide an afternoon of childhood nostalgia. Purchase your collection at your local Dollar General store or online today!

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated over 13,000 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General announces fundraising and toy drive for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Toys for Tots Foundation

Company furthers its mission of Serving Others through in-store collections for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drives

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General will continue its mission of Serving Others this holiday season with its ongoing commitment to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the local communities it serves in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other area toy drives.  In addition to customer donations throughout the campaigns, Dollar General will donate $175,000 to provide additional funding and support of these organizations’ efforts.

From November 18 through December 18, Dollar General customers may donate $1 or more at check-out to benefit the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign.  This year marks the eleventh consecutive year of Dollar General’s support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is the global leader in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other deadly diseases. Dollar General and its customers have provided more than $15.3 million to the Thanks and Giving® campaign since 2006.

Also beginning November 18, Dollar General stores will begin collecting toys and holiday items to benefit children this holiday season.  Through partnerships with the Toys for Tots Foundation and local toy drives, children throughout the local communities Dollar General stores serve may have a brighter holiday season.  In-store collections run through December 9.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated over 13,000 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General unveils its 2016 in-store and online offerings throughout the holiday season

  • Eleven percent discount on November 11 for active duty and veteran military members and their families recognizes and honors their service and sacrifice.
  • Extended store hours provide customers with additional convenience to purchase exciting gifts, décor, apparel, toys, electronics, assorted grocery and food items and other holiday necessities.

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holidays quickly approaching, Dollar General is excited to announce its 2016 in-store and online offerings and prices aimed to continue helping customers save time and money this year. At more than 13,000 locations in 43 states, customers may save throughout the holiday season with Dollar General’s everyday low prices, seasonal sales and digital coupon program on electronics, baking needs including fresh milk, eggs and bread, décor, apparel, toys, gift cards and more.

“Dollar General’s continued focus to deliver everyday low prices and value continues throughout the upcoming holidays with exciting product offerings, extended store hours, multiple avenues to save in stores and online and opportunities to share our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “As the holiday season highlights our ongoing commitment to serve our customers and communities, we are providing more ways than ever for customers to take advantage of holiday offerings and stretch their holiday budgets.”

Veterans Day
In recognition and celebration of Veterans Day, Dollar General is proud to offer current military service members, veterans and their family members an 11 percent discount on all qualifying purchases both in stores and online on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Extended Operating Hours
To provide customers with additional convenience, Dollar General recently extended permanent store hours for select stores across the 43 states it serves.  Local store hours may be found on the Dollar General store locator available here. Stores are scheduled to be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and during normal business hours on Black Friday. Dollar General is always open online at www.dollargeneral.com.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Specials
Four days of deals kick off Thanksgiving week with specials available from November 20 through November 23. Thanksgiving meal preparations, holiday decorations, electronics and holiday gift ideas including an instant $10 savings off two gift card purchases, gaming consoles and more will be offered at incredible prices.

Sales continue during the week with a limited-available buy one, get a second 75 percent off sale on toys, specials on holiday and home décor, Toastmaster® slow cookers and digital coffee makers, As Seen on TV® products, multi-pack dining gift cards, apparel, paper products and food items.

Additional savings will be available through the Dollar General Digital Coupon program all week from November 20 through November 26.

Dollar General Digital Coupons
Dollar General’s Digital Coupons provide an easy-to-use and convenient way to save more throughout this holiday season, particularly on cleaning supplies to prepare for holiday guests and baking necessities for the season’s best treats.

To provide additional savings during the season, Dollar General is giving new Digital Coupon subscribers $1 off their first $1 or more in-store purchase.

Upload Digital Coupons by creating a Dollar General Digital Coupon account either through Dollar General’s website at www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or through the DG mobile app for Android and iPhone smartphones. Simply choose which coupons you’d like to add to your account, enter your account number at check out and take advantage of all the savings!

Online Savings
Shop online this holiday season for additional savings and offers at www.dollargeneral.com from the comfort of home. Check the site throughout the holiday season for free shipping offers and exclusive online-only discounts on orders.

Holiday Décor
From setting the perfect table for Thanksgiving or holiday meals to creating warm and welcoming holiday environments, Dollar General’s décor options provide the perfect balance between affordability and style.  With traditional and modern options for all holiday needs, Dollar General’s holiday décor assortment includes seasonal kitchen accessories including cooking utensils, towels and oven mitts, towels, welcome mats, garland, artificial trees, lights, pillows, throws, ribbons, bows, wrapping paper and even wonderfully-scented candles.

Toys, Toys and More Toys!
Dollar General has the perfect holiday gift for children of all ages with a wide selection of licensed and branded offerings.  To see all of this year’s new and exciting toys, view the 2016 Dollar General toy collection online here.

Dollar General is also offering customers an immediate 25 percent discount off all qualifying toy purchases of $75 or more, both in stores and online, this holiday through December 24, 2016. Save on popular and major brand-name toys for children including popular Finding Dory™, Star Wars™, Trolls™, Doc McStuffins™, World of Nintendo®, Frozen™, Disney® Tsum Tsum™, Monster High®, Barbie®, My Little Pony®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Fisher Price®, Discovery Kids™, Lisa Frank® and more. The 25 percent discount cannot be combined with other offers and excludes electronics, DVDs, MP3 players and As Seen on TV® items.

Electronics
If electronics are on the gift list this year, look no further than Dollar General!  While supplies last this year, Dollar General will feature a 15-inch wide Sky Rider Drone with an onboard camera that records both videos and photographs. Other electronics available throughout the holiday season include a DVD player, discounts on the season’s most popular gift cards, Bluetooth™ tower speaker, Sega® or Atari® game consoles, Toastmaster® products and a Sylvania® seven-inch portable DVD player.

Holiday Inspiration
Dollar General is also providing inspiration and creativity with fun and inexpensive ways to celebrate this season! Visit the Dollar General holiday site here to learn more about tree and home holiday decoration ideas, easy holiday recipes, gifts for everyone on your shopping list and outdoor inspirations to help you enjoy this magical time of the year.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated over 13,000 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General joins White House First Job Recruiting and Hiring Compact to help connect Opportunity Youth to their first jobs

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today (October 11, 2016) signed the White House First Job Recruiting and Hiring Compact in support of President Obama’s call to action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work youth (Opportunity Youth) to their first jobs. As part of its commitment, Dollar General will enhance its partnerships with high school and workforce development centers with the goal of hiring approximately 1,000 Opportunity Youth candidates over the next 12 months at its distribution centers and stores.

“Dollar General is eager to embrace this initiative to help match young people across America with job openings,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “We believe in investing in our people as a competitive advantage and it is important  to our business to recruit young workers who can grow with us and embrace our mission of Serving Others.”

Dollar General is partnering with employment opportunity centers across America to help workers between the ages of 18 and 24 transition into the workforce with first-time job opportunities.  As a founding member of the First Job Compact, Dollar General will continue to execute on this work with a focus on recruiting, hiring and training Opportunity Youth.

“At Dollar General, we see this as a tremendous opportunity to match employers with talent and to provide our nation’s youth with a career path that will take them as far as their goals, aspirations, and abilities will take them,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Dollar General has a proven track record of promoting internally and with our outstanding training and development programs we are poised to help employees just entering the workforce not just to get a job but build a great career with us.”

Dollar General’s commitment to employee development through great onboarding and best-in-class training is instrumental to the company’s overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the fifth consecutive year.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com. Look for additional information on this story via Twitter:  #FirstJob, #DGCareers.

Dollar General has job openings for Opportunity Youth between the ages of 18 and 24 with both full time and part time positions available. As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores in 43 states as of August 13, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General to hire 10,000 new employees to support planned store openings

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Within the next month, Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) intends to hire 10,000 new employees to support planned store openings and fill current vacancies.  To support that goal, approximately 600 localized hiring events will be held through September 24 where interested applicants may meet with local store operations and human resource managers. A comprehensive list of events is available at www.dollargeneral.com/grow.

“Dollar General remains focused on our strategy to invest in our employees as a competitive advantage,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We look forward to providing new employees opportunities to gain new skills, develop their talents and grow their careers through our mission of Serving Others.“

Dollar General operates more than 13,000 retail locations and seeks to hire both full time and part time positions including store managers, assistant store managers, lead sales associates and store associates for permanent roles.  As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

“The company’s continued growth presents numerous opportunities for candidates looking to start or grow their career at one of America’s fastest-growing retailers,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Fueled by the company’s growth, Dollar General has created approximately 42,000 new jobs since 2008 so candidates should look to Dollar General as an employer of choice for numerous factors including our training and development opportunities and the ability to advance within the company. It really is an exciting time to be a Dollar General employee.”

Dollar General’s commitment to employee development through great onboarding and best-in-class training is instrumental to the company’s overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the fifth consecutive year.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores in 43 states as of August 13, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General to serve as the title sponsor of the Mobile, Alabama bowl game

Mobile, Alabama, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (August 17, 2016), bowl officials announced Dollar General will serve as the title sponsor of the Mobile, Alabama bowl game.

Played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, the Dollar General Bowl will feature teams from the Mid-American and Sun Belt Conferences.  The 2016 Dollar General Bowl will be played on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. CST and broadcast live on ESPN.

“Dollar General is excited to serve as the title sponsor of the Dollar General Bowl this December,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We know how passionate many of our customers are about college football and look forward to present Dollar General’s value and convenience message to a national audience in the days before Christmas.”

Based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General Corporation is one of the country’s leading discount retailers with more than 13,000 company-owned, small-box retail locations in 43 states, 14 distribution centers and approximately 119,000 global employees.  The company was founded in 1939 and ranked #139 on the Fortune 500 list in 2016 with $20.4 billion in fiscal year 2015 net sales.  Dollar General provides everyday low prices, value and convenience to customers on products most used and replenished from America’s most trusted brands and its private, 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed brands.

“We are excited to have Dollar General who has such a large national and localized presence support Mobile’s biggest event of the year. Our bowl holds the record for the highest-scoring game in college football bowl game history. We are looking forward to another great bowl game,” said Jerry Silverstein, Dollar General Bowl president.

The 2016 Dollar General Bowl is made possible through the company’s partnership with Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated.

“Football has been a part of Mobile’s history and culture for decades. Gridiron greats such as Ben Roethlisberger, LaDainian Tomlinson, Walter Payton, Dan Marino and Brett Favre have all competed in our very own Ladd Peebles Stadium. I want to thank Dollar General for embracing this proud tradition in our city. Dollar General has long had a presence in Mobile as an employer and retailer. We’re excited to take that partnership to another level,” said Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores in 43 states as of August 13, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and Pepsi Co. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit www.dollargeneralbowl.com, contact the Bowl office at 251-635-0011, visit the DG Newsroom or contact the Dollar General media team at dgpr@dg.com.

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Dollar General opens its 13,000th store location in Birmingham, Alabama

Dollar General opens its 13,000th store location in Birmingham, Alabama
Dollar General opens its 13,000th store location in Birmingham, Alabama

 

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Alongside hundreds of excited customers in attendance for a community celebration, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) officially opened the company’s 13,000th store location this morning in Birmingham, Alabama. The store’s opening marks another major milestone for the company founded 77 years ago in rural Kentucky.

“This morning’s grand opening celebration commemorates a major milestone for Dollar General and reflects our unwavering commitment and dedication to provide convenience and everyday low prices to the communities we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “On behalf of the entire Dollar General leadership team, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dollar General employees, our communities, local governments and business partners who continually support our mission of Serving Others as we look to deliver the Dollar General business model to communities across the country.”

Beginning at 8 a.m., the Birmingham community celebrated with free $10 gift cards for the first 200 adult customers, goodie bags with complimentary samples, coffee, donuts and an official welcome by Dollar General region director Mark Nichols, Birmingham’s director of economic development Lisa Cooper and Midfield, Alabama mayor Gary Richardson. Additionally, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation also presented a $13,000 donation to two area organizations with the Birmingham Public Library’s Powderly Branch and Oxmoor Valley Elementary School each receiving $6,500 to further literacy and education.

Located at 4132 Jefferson Avenue Southwest in Birmingham, grand opening festivities continued throughout the day as visitors enjoyed seeing the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry NASCAR showcar, hotdogs and drinks for lunch and food samplings of Dollar General’s exclusive Clover Valley™ private brand items.

Dollar General proudly employs more than 6,500 employees in Alabama through approximately 675 stores and its distribution center in Bessemer, which opened in 2012.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 7.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

This morning’s grand opening celebration is one of the planned 900 new stores in 2016 throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG Newsroom, contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Dollar General includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws regarding planned store openings. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 26, 2016.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Dollar General expands operations with completed purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE:DG) announced today it has completed the purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states. Dollar General anticipates relocating 40 existing Dollar General stores into the purchased sites by October 2016 and entering one new market as part of the purchase. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base. We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

Communities served by the newly-relocated stores will enjoy a fresh DG16 layout with additional sales floor square feet, complete with expanded offerings such as fresh meat and produce, all designed to make shopping easier for customers. Dollar General also intends to operate the fueling stations in 37 of these locations.

The acquisition includes the following stores previously operated under the Walmart Express banner:
City State Address
Ashford AL 18 APPLE WAY
Gurley AL 6361 HIGHWAY 72 EAST
New Hope AL 10188 HIGHWAY 431 SOUTH
Coal Hill * AR 1531 E HIGHWAY 64
Mulberry AR 3500 MULBERRY HIGHWAY 64 W
Interlachen FL 1113 S.R. 20
Alma GA 1041 S US HIGHWAY 1
Ashburn GA 155 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE
Donalsonville GA 907 MARIANNA HIGHWAY
Lakeland GA 142 S. VALDOSTA ROAD
Pearson GA 290 ALBANY AVENUE WEST
Pelham GA 398 BARROW AVENUE SW
Columbus KS 705 N HIGH SCHOOL AVENUE
Hillsboro KS 605 ORCHARD DRIVE
Rose Hill KS 120 WEST ROSEWOOD STREET
Clinton LA 9181 HIGHWAY 67
Independence LA 515 3RD STREET
Kentwood LA 920 AVENUE G
Belmont MS 410 2ND STREET
Calhoun City MS 519 W VETERANS AVENUE
Mantachie MS 2795 HIGHWAY 371 N
Nettleton MS 7104 WILL ROBBINS HIGHWAY
Sardis MS 420 E LEE STREET
Broadway NC 112 N MAIN STREET
Carthage NC 945 MONROE STREET
Coats NC 511 N MCKINLEY STREET
Four Oaks NC 6043 US HIGHWAY 301 S
Liberty NC 632 W SWANNANOA AVENUE
Pikeville NC 303 S. GOLDSBORO STREET
Princeton NC 509 DR. DONNIE H. JONES BLVD W
Red Springs NC 908 E. 4TH AVENUE
Richfield NC 139 N HIGHWAY 49
Snow Hill NC 905 SE 2ND STREET
Stedman NC 7670 CLINTON RD
Yanceyville NC 1593 NC HIGHWAY 86 N
Luther OK 19250 E HIGHWAY 66
Okemah OK 124 E. COLUMBIA STREET
Stroud OK 1600 WEST HIGHWAY 66
Wewoka OK 2325 SERAN DRIVE
Gray Court SC 9032 HIGHWAY 14
Dover TN 934 HIGHWAY 79

* – denotes a new Dollar General store location. All other locations are relocations of existing Dollar General stores.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,719 stores in 43 states as of April 29, 2016, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Contacts:

Dan MacDonald
615-855-5209

Crystal Ghassemi
615-855-5210

Media Hotline:
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Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN for its 2nd annual Day of Beauty

Goodlettsville, Tennessee , 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee this afternoon for its second annual Day of Beauty, a free community event focused on multi-cultural health and beauty. Participants enjoyed a panel discussion with beauty bloggers and celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, a performance by renowned R&B artist KeKe Wyatt, beauty tips, a nail bar and free samples from leading brands available at Dollar General stores.

“Seeing the impact the second annual Day of Beauty had on participants is powerful,” said Makia Embrey, Dollar General’s brand ambassador. “The day provided a comprehensive look at improving emotional wellness, beauty trends and money-saving tips.  Enjoyment and excitement were expressed for KeKe’s concert, as well as empowering attendees with knowledge and information from blogger guests and Kim Kimble.”

Representatives from LA Colors, Black Radiance, Maybelline, CoverGirl Queen Collection, Shea Moisture, Creme of Nature, Cantu, Softee, Ampro, Smooth n Shine, Bronner Brothers, Dark n Lovely, Let’s Jam, Palmers, Africa’s Best, KISS, Broadway, Luster’s, Organic Root Stimulator, Curls Unleashed, Bella Curls and African Pride attended the event, provided samples and expert advice.

“I am excited to be attending Dollar General’s Day of Beauty and to meet all of the guests who will be there,” said celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble. “I love to talk hair education and believe that style and healthy hair should co-exist.”

The third issue of BEAUTYCENTS magazine also debuted today, providing readers with fall 2016 coupons, advice for the upcoming back to school and fall seasons, apparel trends and more.  Copies will be available in all Dollar General stores in the coming weeks.

Celebrity Biographies
Kim Kimble: Kim Kimble is a third-generation hair stylist and owner of Kimble Hair Studio in West Hollywood, CA.  She also serves as Beyoncé’s primary hair stylist and stylist to celebrities including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea and more. She is also the creator of Kimble Beauty™ hair care, which caters to all hair types.  Kim’s hairstyles and innovative techniques have been featured in Vanity Fair, Allure, Vogue and more and in addition to starring in WeTV’s hit television show LA Hair, now in its fifth season, she has also appeared on national shows including Oprah, Steve Harvey, Ricki Lake, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Shear Genius and others as a hair expert.

KeKe Wyatt: R&B singer and Aratek powerhouse recording artist KeKe Wyatt recently released her fourth studio album entitled Rated Love, furthering her successful and chart-topping singing career.  She earned national attention 15 years ago with work with Avant in 2001 and her rendition of Nothing in This World earned her a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award nomination for best new R&B/soul/rap artist in 2002.  KeKe appeared inR&B Divas television series and recently performed at the Essence Musical Festival.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others . Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,719 stores in 43 states as of April 29, 2016, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the: DG Newsroom
contact the Media Relations Department at: 1-877-944-DGPR (3477)
email: dgpr@dg.com.

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Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN for its 2nd annual Day of Beauty
Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN for its 2nd annual Day of Beauty

 

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