Dollar General announces sales and exclusive offers throughout the month of July

Goodlettsville, Tennessee , 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General is matching July’s hot, summer temperatures with sizzling sales and specials throughout the store this month!  From summer entertaining items and back-to-school needs to everyday essentials, Dollar General stores and Dollar General online is offering exceptional value on all summer needs.

“Our focus is to help Dollar General shoppers stretch their summer budgets, so we are very excited to offer numerous sales this month,” said Jim Thorpe, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “With great offers, incredible savings, digital coupons and our exclusive Fast Way to Save™ campaign, there’s never been a better time to visit a local Dollar General store.”

Highlights of upcoming specials this month are below.  For additional savings, visit Dollar General’s website or the Dollar General mobile app to view each week’s circular.

Fast Way to Save™ Digital Coupon Savings: July 17 through August 13
Available through Dollar General Digital Coupons, the Fast Way to Save™ program helps customers save even more in digital coupons savings and exclusive offers on summer favorites and items for those preparing students for back-to-school and back-to-campus time.  From July 17 through August 13, customers may save on products from General Mills®, Energizer®, Ziploc®, Clorox®, Kellogg’s®, Campbell’s®, Rubbermaid® and more. Fast Way to Save™ offers are only available through the Dollar General digital coupon program, can be combined with sale items so customers can save even more and may only been redeemed once during the promotional time frame.

To enroll or upload coupons through Dollar General Digital Coupons, customers may login to their electronic DG Digital Coupon account either through Dollar General’s website at www.dollargeneral.com/coupons, through the DG mobile app for Android and iPhone smartphones or by texting “JOIN” to 34898.*

Week of July 10:

  • July 12 through 14: 70 percent off select summer apparel (valid on yellow dot tags starting at $7).
  • Instant $3 savings with any qualifying $10 or more purchase of Colgate-Palmolive products.
  • Pepsi® or Mountain Dew® 2-liter assorted varieties: $1 each (California CRV or deposit where applicable)
  • Tide® Pods™ or Gain® Flings!™ 12-16 count: $1.95 final price with $3 DG digital coupon (Offers with like items cannot be combined.)
  • Back to school sales including the following. See the July 10 circular for more offers.
    • Several $0.50 items including Elmer’s® 4-ounce school glue, iMagine™ and Bic® writing utensils, Crayola® and iMagine™ coloring items, DG Office™ index dividers, Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point (one count) and more!
    • Assorted backpack styles starting at $3 each
    • Elmer’s® mini school glue stick (one count), Elmer’s® mini school glue bottle (one count) or iMagine™ crayons (24 count): Three for $1

Week of July 17:

  • Launch of Dollar General’s school supply digital and mobile coupon and online promotion code for $5 off any qualifying $20 purchase.
  • Clover Valley® 12-pack assorted cans: Three for $6 (must purchase three to get the discounted price)
  • Scott™ six Mega paper towel rolls, Bounty Basic™ six Big paper towel rolls, Cottonelle® 12 Big rolls of Clean Care or Comfort Care Bath Tissue, or Charmin® Basic® 12 rolls BONUS bath tissue big squeeze: $4.95 each
  • Tide® Pods™ 23-31 count or Gain® Flings!™ 31 count in assorted scents: $5.95 final price with $3 DG digital coupon.
  • Maxwell House® Wake Up Roast coffee in 30.65 ounce container: $5.95
  • Mountain Dew® Black Label 16 ounce: Buy one, get one free (Must purchase two to get the discounted price).
  • Three-day sale on July 21-23 with extra savings including
    • Pepsi® or Mountain Dew® six-pack or eight-pack bottles where available: Five for $10 (Must purchase five to get the discounted price; California CRV or deposit where applicable)
    • Lay’s® assorted varieties (9.75-10.5 ounce packages): Two for $4 (Must purchase two to get the discounted price).
    • Hefty® trash bags Ultra Strong Citrus Twist® 13 gallon/38-count: $5.95
    • Scott® Extra Soft bath tissue nine double rolls: $3.95
    • Assorted styles of beach towels: 50 percent off
    • Summer Apparel: Buy one, get one free (Equal or lesser value; Look for yellow and white dot on tag; Must purchase two to get the discounted price)
    • Swim and summer toys: Buy one, get one 50 percent off (Equal of lesser value; Must purchase two to get discounted price)

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.

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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

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Dollar General opens its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas; creates more than 500 local jobs

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

San Antonio, Texas, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This morning (June 4, 2016), nearly 1,000 people including Dollar General (NYSE:DG) employees and their families, company executives and local government leaders celebrated the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. Located in Bexar County, 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 San Antonio distribution center,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We have quickly built a great team in San Antonio. This new facility strengthens our distribution network and helps our stores better serve our customers. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we continue to focus on our mission of Serving Others.”

Dollar General began construction with Whiting-Turner Construction on the 930,000 square foot facility in late 2014. The distribution center began receiving in December 2015 and shipping products in February 2016. It serves more than 800 stores in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. With the completion of this project and its 67 store locations in the county, Dollar General now has more than 1,000 employees in Bexar County. With more than 1,300 store locations in Texas, Dollar General employs more than 11,250 people in the Lone Star state.

“I am pleased to see a major employer bring so many jobs that meet our economic development criteria and goals,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said. “Dollar General has brought a major economic boost to East Bexar County with the distribution center.”

“It’s gratifying to see that what began as an initial site location analysis in October 2013 has evolved into Dollar General’s newest regional distribution hub,” said Tom Long, executive vice president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. “We are proud to announce that the Institute for Economic Development at UTSA estimated the economic impact of Dollar General’s investment to exceed $750 million over the next 10 years, contributing to the growth and prosperity of our community.”

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

Dollar General’s 12 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; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia and Zanesville, Ohio. The company has begun construction on its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is planning for its 15thdistribution center in Jackson, Georgia.

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 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

 

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Dollar General opens its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas; creates more than 500 local jobs

Dollar General opens its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas; creates more than 500 local jobs

Dollar General launches Spring Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program

Launch of Spring Fast Way to Save™ Digital Coupon Offers, Wow! Wednesday Offers, Three-Day Sales, Instant Savings and Weekly Specials to Further Help Customers Stretch Their Budget

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Savings are springing up in every aisle next week at Dollar General!  From digital coupons and instant savings to weekly specials, Wow! Wednesday offers and a three-day sale, customers can save even more on items throughout the store between Sunday, March 27 and Saturday, April 2, 2016.

“Dollar General stores throughout the country will be springing into savings next week as we look to provide our customers with even more value for their dollar, complete with deeper discounts available through DG Digital Coupons ” said Jim Thorpe, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Customers are encouraged to sign up and apply savings to their account in order to take advantage of these seven days of savings.  We made the week particularly exciting with the addition of numerous private brand offerings through the Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program, too.”

To enroll or upload coupons through Dollar General Digital Coupons, customers may login to their electronic DG Digital Coupon account either through Dollar General’s website at www.dollargeneral.com/coupons, through the DG mobile app for Android and iPhone smartphones or by texting “JOIN” to 34898.*

Exciting offers currently in effect include:

Fast Way to Save™ Digital Coupon Savings
Powered through the Dollar General Digital Coupon platform, the Fast Way to Save™ program provides customers dozens of exclusive savings only available as DG Digital Coupons. Now through April 16, 2016, customers may download Fast Way to Save™ special offers through the Dollar General Digital Coupon platform.  Offers include exclusive coupons on select Dollar General private brand items, which carry a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee, as well as Mountain Dew®, Pampers®, Downy®, Doritos® and more. All digital coupons may be redeemed only one time through April 16.

Wow! Wednesday Offers
On select Wednesdays this spring, Dollar General will offer customers a special one-time-use opportunity to save on a specific product in stores.  Wow! offers are available for download onto customers’ Dollar General Digital Coupon account exclusively on that particular Wednesday, but may be redeemed through the following Friday.  This exclusive Digital Coupon offers are sure to wow customers!

Offers that go into effect on Sunday, March 27 include:

Three Day Sale
From March 31 to April 2, Dollar General is offering a special three-day sale with savings galore including:

  • Pepsi® or Mountain Dew® six-pack bottles (eight-pack bottles where available) in assorted varieties: 4 for $10
  • Wisk® Deep Clean Laundry Detergent (45.4 oz.): $2.95
  • DG Home™ trash bags in assorted counts and sizes (excludes mega and value packs): Buy one, get a second 50 percent off
  • Clover Valley® cereal in assorted varieties of 11.5 – 20 oz.: 2 for $3
  • Swiffer® Sweeper® refills wet cloth with Gain® 24 count: $6.50

Instant Savings

  • Save $5 instantly with a $15 or more purchase of brands including Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex®, Pledge®, Glade®, Cottonelle® and Scott®.  Sale items with these brands include:
    • Scrubbing Bubbles® Aerosol 22 oz. or Foaming with Bleach Trigger or Multi Surface Disinfectant Spray 32 oz. or Windex® Cleaner 26 oz. in assorted varieties: $3 each
    • Cottonelle® bath tissue in 12 Big rolls in assorted varieties or Scott® paper towels in 6 Mega rolls: $4.95
    • Glade® candle 3.4 oz or Wax Melts 6 count or Plugins® scented oil refills in one count in assorted scents: $2.75 each
    • Pledge® Lemon clean furniture spray or multi surface antibacterial cleaner citrus scent in 9.7 oz: $4
  • Save $2 instantly with an $8 or more purchase on any Suave® products. Sale Suave® items include:
    • Suave® styling products in three to 11 oz, Shampoo or conditioner in 12-28 oz containers (excludes Keratin and Moroccan 28 oz products), Kids two in one shampoo plus conditioner in 22.5 oz or 18 oz body lotion in assorted varieties: $3 each
    • Suave® invisible solid deodorant TWIN PACK 2-2.6 oz each in assorted varieties: $2.75 each
    • Suave® body wash in 12-18 oz in assorted varieties: $2 each (18 oz BONUS size available while supplies last)

Weekly Specials

  • Save $5 on your next purchase when you spend $15 or more on brands including Gain®, Tide®, Era®, Dreft®, Febreeze®, Downy®, Cascade®, Dawn® or Charmin®. Sale items with these brands include:
    • Gain® liquid laundry detergent in 24-32 load/50oz or Powder 40 load sizes in assorted scents: $4.95
      • Save an additional $2 with DG Digital Coupons.
    • Febreeze® Small Spaces 1 count, Car 1 count, Wax Melts 6 count or Air Effects 9.7 oz in assorted scents (excludes Febreeze® Air Effects Heavy Duty): $2.95
      • Save an additional $3 will you buy two with DG Digital Coupons.
    • Dawn® ultra dish liquid 56 oz in assorted scents OR Cascade® Action Pacs Citrus 28 count, Clorox® Lemon 23 count, Complete® 22 count or Platinum 17 count: $5.95
      • Save an additional $1 with DG Digital Coupons.
    • Era® liquid laundry detergent 96 load/150 oz or Tide® 36-48 load/69-75 oz or Powder 47 load/66 oz: $8.95
    • Charmin® Basic® bath tissue 20 double rolls or Ultra Strong® eight Mega rolls: $8.95
  • Coca-Cola® Diet Coke® or Sprite® two liter products: Buy two, get one free. Must purchase three to get the discounted price. CA CRV or deposit where applicable.
  • Edy’s® Grand Ice Cream 48 oz or Tombstone® original pizza 12 inch in assorted varieties: $3
    • Save an additional $1 when you buy 2 Tombstone pizzas with DG Digital Coupons.

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

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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 operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 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.

Dollar General donates $25,000 and collects donations to support American Red Cross in its flood relief efforts

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General today donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to provide aid to individuals and communities impacted by recent floods. Additionally, all Dollar General stores across the 43 states it serves have immediately begun collecting donations to further support ongoing relief efforts by the American Red Cross.

“Dollar General is deeply committed to our mission of Serving Others and helping the communities we call home in their time of need,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Through our partnership with the American Red Cross, we are working to provide resources to aid those affected by the floods, as well as support recovery efforts.”

Over the past five years, Dollar General has donated more than $2.2 million to support the American Red Cross through corporate donations and in-store collections to better support recovery efforts and serve communities across the country.

“Even as the waters recede, these floods continue to have an impact on the lives of people across the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and in the surrounding areas,” said Don Herring, Chief Development Officer for the Red Cross. “In the midst of our response, I wanted to take a moment to thank Dollar General for their generous support of the American Red Cross. Because of longstanding partners like  Dollar General, we’re able to be there in the aftermath of these floods as well as continue our support of those facing countless other disasters across the country.”

Customers interested in making a donation to the American Red Cross may do so at their time of purchase at Dollar General stores through March 25, 2016.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the DG 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 operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 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.

Dollar General promotions: John W. Garratt as CFO; Anita C. Elliott as Chief Accounting Officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2015-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the promotion of John W. Garratt to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective December 2, 2015. Garratt has served as Dollar General’s interim CFO since June 2015 and previously served as its senior vice president of finance and strategy since joining the Company in October 2014.

Additionally, Anita C. Elliott, senior vice president and controller at Dollar General since 2005, has been appointed chief accounting officer (CAO). Elliott will report to Garratt in his role as CFO, effective December 2, 2015.

“I’m pleased to announce John’s appointment to CFO. He is an accomplished executive with significant financial experience. As interim CFO, John has already played a key role as we look to implement our zero-based budgeting process and execute our new store growth. We look forward to his future contributions at Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

Vasos continued, “During her ten years at Dollar General, Anita has consistently demonstrated her leadership and accounting expertise. She is uniquely qualified to serve as our CAO.”

Garratt will oversee all aspects of the Company’s financial and information technology operations. Prior to joining Dollar General in 2014, Garratt held various positions of increasing responsibility in the finance organization of Yum! Brands between May 2004 and October 2014, and held leadership positions in corporate strategy and financial planning. Most recently, he was vice president, finance and division controller for KFC. Prior to Yum! Brands, Garratt served as Plant Controller for Alcoa from April 2002 to May 2004. He also spent three years with General Electric in various financial management roles with increasing responsibility. He started his career at Alcoa where he worked for approximately nine years from May 1990 to March 1999. Garratt holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University and an MBA in finance and strategy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Prior to joining Dollar General in August 2005, Elliott served as vice president and controller at Big Lots Inc. Previously, Elliott was vice president and controller for Jitney-Jungle Stores of America, Inc., a grocery retailer. Elliott is a certified public accountant. She also practiced public accounting for 12 years, a portion of which was with Ernst & Young, LLP. Elliott is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where she received both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees.
*Photographs of Garratt and Elliott are available here.

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. Dollar General operates 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015. 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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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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.

Dollar General Q3 2015: we executed well in a retail environment very similar to the second quarter

  • Net Sales Increased 7.3%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.3%
  • Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 10% to $0.86; Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 11% to $0.88
  • Incremental $1 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization Announced
  • $1.2 Billion of Capital Returned to Shareholders Year to Date Through Combination of 13.4 Million Shares Repurchased and Dividends Paid
  • Company Updates 2015 Financial Guidance

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2015-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter (13 weeks) ended October 30, 2015.

(Editor’s Note: Dollar General’s fiscal 2015 third quarter ended on Friday, October 30, which excluded Halloween day. Halloween day was included in the Company’s fiscal 2014 third quarter. The Company estimates this shift was a 20 to 30 basis point negative impact on same-store sales for Halloween-related categories in the fiscal 2015 third quarter. This compares to some retail fiscal 2015 third quarters, which ended on Saturday, October 31 and included Halloween day.)

“The Dollar General team executed well in a retail environment very similar to the second quarter. Our initiatives are showing success relative to our long-term goals as we continued to deliver profitable sales growth coupled with disciplined cost management. We achieved 7.3 percent sales growth, 2.3 percent same-store sales growth and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 11 percent,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

“As we plan for 2016, we are adopting a zero-based budgeting process to reinforce our commitment as a low cost operator to better serve our consumers with the everyday low prices they know and trust at Dollar General. Looking forward, we have continued confidence that we are well-positioned for sustainable growth and creation of shareholder value. As evidenced by today’s announcement of the increased share repurchase authorization, we remain committed to our balanced approach to capital allocation for our shareholders.”

Third Quarter Highlights

The Company reported net income of $253 million, or $0.86 earnings per diluted share (“EPS”), in the 2015 third quarter, an increase of 7.2% compared to net income of $236 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, in the 2014 third quarter. Adjusted net income increased approximately 7.6 percent to $257 million in the 2015 third quarter compared to $239 million in the 2014 third quarter, and adjusted earnings per diluted share increased approximately 11 percent to $0.88 in the 2015 third quarter compared to $0.79 in the 2014 third quarter. See “Non-GAAP Disclosure” below.

Net sales increased 7.3 percent to $5.07 billion in the 2015 third quarter compared to $4.72 billion in the 2014 third quarter. Same-store sales increased 2.3 percent compared to the 2014 third quarter, with increases in both customer traffic and average transaction value. The remainder of the sales increase was attributable to sales from new stores, partially offset by sales from closed stores. All merchandise categories delivered positive same-store sales growth. Sales of consumables increased at a higher rate than sales of non-consumables in the 2015 third quarter, with the more significant growth driven by candy and snacks, tobacco products and perishables. The most significant growth within the non-consumables category was due to sundries, housewares, and hardware, with ladies clothing exhibiting strong growth as well.

Gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, was 30.3 percent in the 2015 third quarter, an increase of 19 basis points from the 2014 third quarter. The gross profit rate increase was primarily attributable to an improved inventory shrink rate and lower transportation costs, partially offset by the Company’s sales mix.

Selling, general and administrative expense (“SG&A”), as a percentage of net sales, was 22.0 percent in the 2015 third quarter compared to 21.8 percent in the 2014 third quarter, an increase of 18 basis points. The SG&A increase was primarily attributable to a restructuring charge of $6.1 million, or 12 basis points, in the 2015 period related to restructuring of certain corporate support functions. The 2015 third quarter also reflects increases in store incentive compensation expenses, repairs and maintenance, occupancy costs and advertising expenses. Partially offsetting these items were lower utilities costs and a reduction in employee benefits costs. The 2014 third quarter SG&A reflects expenses of $8.2 million, or 17 basis points, related to an acquisition that was not completed, partially offset by unrelated insurance proceeds of $3.4 million or 7 basis points.

The effective income tax rate was 37.0 percent for the 2015 third quarter compared to a rate of 36.5 percent for the 2014 third quarter.

39-Week Period Results

For the 39-week period ended October 30, 2015, net sales increased 8.0 percent over the comparable 2014 period, to $15.08 billion. Same-store sales increased 2.9 percent compared to the corresponding 2014 period. Increases in customer traffic and average transaction amount contributed to the increase in same-store sales. The remainder of the sales increase was attributable to sales from new stores, partially offset by sales from closed stores.

Gross profit increased by 9.1 percent and, as a percentage of net sales, increased by 33 basis points to 30.7 percent in the 2015 39-week period compared to the comparable 2014 period. The majority of the gross profit rate increase in the 2015 period as compared to the 2014 period was due to lower transportation costs and an improved inventory shrink rate.

SG&A was 21.9 percent of net sales in the 2015 period compared to 21.7 percent in the 2014 period, an increase of 13 basis points. The 2015 period included increased severance costs, the majority of which were related to the restructuring discussed above, as well as increases in incentive compensation expenses and repairs and maintenance. Partially offsetting these items was a higher volume of cash back transactions resulting in increased convenience fees collected from customers. The 2014 results reflect expenses of $8.2 million related to an acquisition that was not completed.

The effective income tax rate for the 2015 period was 37.6 percent compared to a rate of 37.5 percent for the 2014 period.

For the 2015 39-week period, the Company reported net income of $789 million, or $2.65 per diluted share, compared to net income of $710 million, or $2.32 per diluted share, for the 2014 39-week period. Excluding the impact of certain items as described in the accompanying reconciliation, adjusted net income for the 2015 39-week period was $793 million, or $2.67 per diluted share, and adjusted net income for the 2014 39-week period was $713 million, or $2.33 per diluted share.

Merchandise Inventories

As of October 30, 2015, total merchandise inventories, at cost, were $3.10 billion compared to $2.79 billion as of October 31, 2014, an increase of 5.1 percent on a per-store basis. Key factors impacting the increase in per store inventory were the Company’s on-shelf availability initiative and timing of receipts, coupled with sales performance.

Capital Expenditures

Total additions to property and equipment in the 39-week period ended October 30, 2015 were $387 million, including: $142 million for improvements, upgrades, remodels and relocations of existing stores; $94 million for distribution and transportation-related capital expenditures; $79 million related to new leased stores, primarily for leasehold improvements, fixtures and equipment; $41 million for stores built by the Company and $26 million for information systems upgrades and technology-related projects. During the 2015 39-week period, the Company opened 634 new stores and remodeled or relocated 857 stores.

Share Repurchases

During the 2015 third quarter, the Company repurchased 3.8 million shares of its common stock at a total cost of $275 million, at an average price of $73.01 per share. For the 2015 39-week period, the Company repurchased 13.4 million shares of its common stock under the share repurchase program at a total cost of $1.0 billion, at an average price of $75.18 per share. Since the inception of the share repurchase program in December 2011, the Company has repurchased 57.9 million shares totaling $3.3 billion, at an average price of $56.77 per share.

On December 2, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an additional $1.0 billion for share repurchases, increasing the total authorization for future repurchases to $1.2 billion. The authorization has no expiration date.

Fiscal 2015 Financial Outlook

The Company’s revised outlook for the 2015 fiscal year anticipates net sales to increase by approximately eight percent over the 2014 fiscal year, with same-store sales expected to increase 2.5 to 2.8 percent. It is still very early in the Company’s fiscal quarter with a core customer that tends to shop closer to events.

On both an unadjusted and adjusted basis, operating profit is expected to increase approximately eight percent over 2014 adjusted operating profit. For the fiscal year, diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $3.87 to $3.92, and adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be $3.88 to $3.93, as compared to prior diluted EPS guidance of $3.85 to $3.95. Fiscal 2015 fourth quarter diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.23 to $1.28. The Company’s EPS guidance anticipates an income tax benefit of approximately $0.05 per share in the 2015 fourth quarter from the reinstatement of various federal job credit programs (primarily the Work Opportunity Tax Credit) for eligible employees hired after December 31, 2014, which have currently expired. There can be no assurance such credit programs will be reinstated.

The Company continues to expect capital expenditures to be in the range of $500 million to $550 million. In 2015, the Company plans to open approximately 730 new stores, or 6 percent square footage growth, and to relocate or remodel 875 stores. The Company is on track with its pipeline development to accelerate new store openings to seven percent square footage growth in 2016 and expects its new Texas distribution center to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2016.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold a conference call on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. ET, hosted by Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, chief financial officer. If you wish to participate, please call (855) 576-2641 at least 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. The conference passcode is 47946815. The call will also be broadcast live online at www.dollargeneral.com under “Investor Information, Conference Calls and Investor Events.” A replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, December 17, 2015, and will be accessible online or by calling (855) 859-2056. The passcode for the replay is 47946815.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

Certain financial information relating to the fiscal 2015 and 2014 periods provided in this press release and the accompanying tables has not been derived in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), including adjusted operating profit, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share. Adjusted operating profit is defined as operating profit excluding the specifically identified expenses below. Adjusted net income is defined as net income excluding the specifically identified expenses below and related tax effects, and adjusted EPS reflects adjusted net income divided by the weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding. In addition to historical results, guidance for fiscal 2015 adjusted diluted EPS is based on comparable adjustments and does not include any expenses related to the Company’s restructuring discussed above.

The Company believes that providing comparisons to operating profit, net income and EPS, adjusted for the items shown in the accompanying reconciliations, provides useful information to the reader in assessing the Company’s operating performance as these measures provide an additional relevant comparison of the Company’s operating performance across periods. Adjustments to operating profit in the 2015 third quarter and 39-week period include expenses of $6.1 million incurred in connection with the Company’s restructuring. In addition to the operating profit adjustments, adjustments to net income and EPS in the 2015 third quarter and 39-week period include expenses of $0.3 million of debt refinancing costs and the combined related income tax effect of $2.5 million. Adjustments to operating profit in the 2014 third quarter and 39-week period include expenses of $8.2 million incurred in connection with an acquisition that was not completed. In addition to the operating profit adjustments, adjustments to net income and EPS in the 2014 13-week and 39-week period include the related income tax effect of $0.8 million. In addition, a reversal of income tax reserves of $4.7 million in the 2014 13-week and 39-week periods have been excluded from adjusted net income.

Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are provided in the accompanying schedules.

The non-GAAP measures discussed above are not measures of financial performance or condition, liquidity or profitability in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered as alternatives to operating profit, net income, EPS or any other measure derived in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of the Company’s financial results as reported under GAAP. Because not all companies use identical calculations these presentations may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information, such as the information in the section entitled “Fiscal 2015 Financial Outlook” as well as other statements regarding the Company’s outlook, plans and intentions, including, but not limited to, statements made within the quotations of Mr. Vasos and statements regarding expected tax benefits. A reader can identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to historical fact or they use words such as “outlook,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “goal,” “prospect,” “positioned,” “accelerate,” “intend,” “committed,” “continue,” “looking forward,” “over time,” “will likely result,” or “will negatively impact” and similar expressions that concern the Company’s strategy, plans, intentions or beliefs about future occurrences or results. These matters involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual performance of the Company to differ materially from that which the Company expected. Many of these statements are derived from the Company’s operating budgets and forecasts as of the date of this release, which are based on many detailed assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors on the Company’s future results, and the Company cannot anticipate all factors that could affect future 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. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • economic conditions, including their effect on employment levels, consumer demand, disposable income, credit availability and spending patterns, inflation, commodity prices, fuel prices, interest rates, exchange rate fluctuations and the cost of goods;
  • failure to successfully execute the Company’s strategies and initiatives, including those relating to merchandising, sourcing, shrink, private brand, distribution and transportation, store operations, expense reduction and real estate;
  • failure to open, relocate and remodel stores profitably and on schedule, as well as failure of the Company’s new store base to achieve sales and operating levels consistent with the Company’s expectations;
  • levels of inventory shrinkage;
  • effective response to competitive pressures and changes in the competitive environment and the markets where the Company operates, including consolidation;
  • the Company’s level of success in gaining and maintaining broad market acceptance of its private brands;
  • disruptions, unanticipated or unusual expenses or operational failures in the Company’s supply chain including, without limitation, a decrease in transportation capacity for overseas shipments, increases in transportation costs (including increased fuel costs and carrier rates or driver wages), work stoppages or other labor disruptions that could impede the receipt of merchandise, or delays in constructing or opening new distribution centers;
  • risks and challenges associated with sourcing merchandise from suppliers, including, but not limited to, those related to international trade;
  • unfavorable publicity or consumer perception of the Company’s products, including, but not limited to, related product liability and food safety claims;
  • the impact of changes in or noncompliance with governmental laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, healthcare, product safety, food safety, information security and privacy, and labor and employment laws, as well as tax laws, the interpretation of existing tax laws, or our failure to sustain our reporting positions negatively affecting the Company’s tax rate) and developments in or outcomes of private actions, class actions, administrative proceedings, regulatory actions or other litigation;
  • natural disasters, unusual weather conditions, pandemic outbreaks, terrorist acts and geo-political events;
  • damage or interruption to the Company’s information systems or failure of technology initiatives to deliver desired or timely results;
  • ability to attract and retain qualified employees, while controlling labor costs (including healthcare costs) and other labor issues;
  • the Company’s loss of key personnel, inability to hire additional qualified personnel or disruption of executive management as a result of retirements or transitions;
  • failure to successfully manage inventory balances;
  • seasonality of the Company’s business;
  • incurrence of material uninsured losses, excessive insurance costs or accident costs;
  • failure to maintain the security of information that the Company holds, whether as a result of a data security breach or otherwise;
  • deterioration in market conditions, including interest rate fluctuations, or a lowering of the Company’s credit ratings;
  • the Company’s debt levels and restrictions in its debt agreements;
  • new accounting guidance, or changes in the interpretation or application of existing guidance, such as changes to lease accounting guidance;
  • the factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and
  • such other factors as may be discussed or identified in this press release.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by these and other cautionary statements that the Company makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. The Company cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments the Company anticipates or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect the Company or its operations in the way the Company expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company 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, the Company.

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. Dollar General operates 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015. 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.

Contact(s):

Dollar General Corporation
Investor Contacts:
Mary Winn Pilkington, 615-855-5536
or
Matt Hancock, 615-855-4811
or
Media Contacts:
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209
or
Crystal Ghassemi, 615-855-5210

SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General launches seven straight days of exclusive savings between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28

Retailer offers quality and value on major holiday categories

  • Days of savings include incredible savings on Thanksgiving Day both online and at more than 12,000 retail locations.
  • Three days of toy savings of buy one, get one 75 percent off on Nov. 26-28; 70 percent of toy assortment is licensed and branded.
  • Specials begin on Sunday, Nov. 22 and continue through Saturday, Nov. 28 on all major holiday categories including electronics, toys, gifts, apparel and food.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers can take advantage of seven straight days of exclusive savings for their holiday shopping at more than 12,000 Dollar General retail locations and online at www.dollargeneral.com between Sunday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 28.

“Dollar General is excited to offer customers great savings and value on this season’s most popular items including toys, electronics, home décor and foods,” said Jim Thorpe, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Our commitment to helping customers stretch their budget this holiday is reflected throughout our stores with low prices in every category to ensure our customers can celebrate affordably.”

Shoppers looking to take advantage of in-store sales may shop stores from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Normal hours of operation resume on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Highlights of items featured during the seven days of savings include:

Four-Day Savings (Sunday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 25)

  • Select Coca-Cola® 2 liter products: Three for $3 (Must purchase three to get discounted price)
  • Craig® Lighted Bluetooth Tower Speaker: $25
  • Disney® Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack: $45
  • Sylvania® DVD player: $14
  • DG® Home heavy duty or alkaline batteries: Buy one, get one free (Must purchase two to get discounted price)
  • Libby’s® canned vegetables: Three for $1

Thanksgiving Day-Only Specials on Thursday, Nov. 26

  • 50 percent off all trees, ornaments and tree toppers
  • All ASOTV® items: Buy one, get one free (Must purchase two to get discounted price)
  • Alcatel Onetouch® Pixi Glitch™: $1
  • Sylvania® seven-inch portable DVD player: $34
  • Seven-inch family tablet: $32
  • Emerson® Action Camera: $18
  • Sega® or Atari® gaming consoles: $28
  • Men’s Open Trails® denim jeans: $7
  • Frozen Olaf waffle maker: $10
  • Indoor/Outdoor 100-count mini lights: $1
  • Ladies’ or girls’ faux suede classic boots: $5

Three-Day Savings (Thursday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 28)

  • Toys: Buy one, get one 75 percent off Must purchase two to get discounted price; Excludes ASOTV®, electronics and Disney® Infinity Figures and Starter Packs.
  • Disney® Infinity individual figures: Two for $15 (Must purchase two to get discounted price)
  • Fiber optic decorations: 25 percent off
  • All licensed comforters: $25
  • All candles or wax warmer gift set: 50 percent off
  • Pillow pals: $15
  • Toastmaster® appliances: $15
  • Men’s and ladies’ Gildan® fleece crewnecks or pants: Two for $10 (Must purchase two to get discounted price)

In addition to in-store savings, Dollar General will offer e-commerce shoppers free shipping with any pre-tax purchase of $40 or more. Customers who sign up to receive Dollar General emails can also receive additional discounts on shipping rates. Visit www.dollargeneral.com for more information.

Additional information, photographs, stock footage and story ideas are available online at Dollar General’s newsroom or by contacting the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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 operates 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015. 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.

Contact(s):

Dollar General Corporation
Media Hotline: 1-877-944-DGPR (3477)
dgpr@dg.com
or
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209
or
Crystal Ghassemi, 615-855-5210

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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.

Dollar General helps customers stretch their budget this holiday season

Major retailer provides product assortment to save customers time and money this holiday

  • Major retailer provides savings on popular gift options, electronics, entertaining supplies and food with weekly specials, discounts and digital coupons to help customers further stretch their budget this holiday season.
  • Dollar General offers a wide selection of toys, of which 70 percent is licensed and branded in 2015; Offers a 25 percent instant discount on all qualifying toy purchases of $75 or more.
  • All sales and promotions are available at more than 12,000 retail locations or online at www.dollargeneral.com.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.,  2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) continues to help customers stretch their budget this holiday season with an assortment of toys, gifts, food, entertaining needs and more with digital coupons, hot deals and everyday low prices both online and at more than 12,000 convenient locations.

“Dollar General’s holiday selection will offer customers the top items on their holiday lists including brand name toys, popular gift cards, numerous gift options including electronics and apparel, affordable décor and delicious food options,” said Jim Thorpe, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Additionally, with weekly specials throughout the holiday season, everyday discounts on qualifying toy purchases, Dollar General Digital Coupons and our everyday values throughout the store, we are keeping true to our brand promise to help save customers time and money, every day.”

Hot Deals
Both now and throughout the holiday season, Dollar General will offer online and storewide savings on electronics, gaming items, toys, gift options, small kitchen appliances, foods and more. Additional exciting specials on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday will further allow customers the opportunity to stretch their budget and save more on everything to make this holiday the most memorable one yet.

Digital Coupons
Available through the Dollar General app or online at www.dg.com/coupons, Dollar General’s Digital Coupons provide an easy-to-use and convenient way to save more this holiday. This season, digital coupons can help customers save on their overall purchase, provide exclusive one-day specials and offer additional savings on America’s most popular brand names and Dollar General’s 100% satisfaction-guaranteed private brands.

Gift Ideas
Toy Discount
Dollar General is offering customers an immediate 25% discount off all qualifying toy purchases of $75 or more, both in stores and online, this holiday through December 24, 2015. Save on popular and major brand-name toys for children including popular Star Wars™, Frozen™, Monster High™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ and My Little Pony® Equestria™ merchandise. Dollar General carries a large selection of licensed products from top name brands including Mattel®, Fisher Price®, Hasbro®, Disney®, Nickelodeon®, Marvel® and more.

All Dollar General stores are also collecting toys to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation or a local toy drive through Dec. 10, 2015.

DIY Gifts
Giving a meaningful DIY gift can be fun to make and personalized to each recipient. Tasty treats using $1 canning jars, cookie mixes or candies and inexpensive décor are affordable and great ideas for teachers, service providers and neighbors. Other DIY gifts include adorning a $1 ornament to a Starbucks®, Apple® or other gift card or making a basket of a recipient’s favorite snacks. Finally, the gift of convenience is always appreciated with Dollar General’s automatic renewal program. With items from more than 20 categories like coffee, diapers, pet needs and more, recipients can have items delivered straight to their doorstep on a monthly or weekly basis.

Electronics
Electronics including a seven-inch family tablet, action camera and licensed video games are not only a great gift, but incredibly affordable at Dollar General this holiday.

Apparel
Fashionable apparel for the entire family makes a great gift and Dollar General’s affordable prices allow customers to buy more for less. With options including sweaters, tops, loungewear, sleepwear, undergarments, accessories, shoes, jeans and more available for babies, children, juniors, women and men, apparel makes a stylish and practical gift option.

Home Décor
This year’s popular home décor trends are represented throughout Dollar General’s assortment of bedding, towels, shower curtains, lamps, pillows, rugs, window curtains and kitchen accessories. Recipients of home décor items from the trusted Comfort Bay® brand can enjoy quality and trend-right options all year long, not just during the holidays.

Seasonal Accents
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year to create an indoor winter wonderland with modern, traditional and country-themed schemes to decorate throughout the home including the front door, mantle, tree and everywhere else. Affordable garland, artificial trees, lights, pillows, throws, ribbons, bows, wrapping paper and so much more is the perfect way to accentuate any home this holiday.

In addition to great low prices in more than 12,000 stores across the 43 states Dollar General serves, customers may also shop from the comfort of their home at www.dollargeneral.com with exclusive online savings throughout the season including free shipping days and discounts. Dollar General email subscribers can also take advantage of special shipping discounts.

Additional information, photographs, stock footage and story ideas are available online at Dollar General’s newsroom or by contacting the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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.

Contact(s):

Dollar General Corporation
Media Hotline: 1-877-944-DGPR (3477)
dgpr@dg.com
or
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209
or
Crystal Ghassemi, 615-855-5210

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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.

SOURCE:  Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General begins construction on its new distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin

New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 550 jobs in Rock County

Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced it has begun construction today on its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin. It will be the 14th facility in the retailer’s growing distribution network.

At full capacity, the approximately one million square-foot Dollar General facility is expected to employ more than 550 people to serve stores in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Assuming no significant construction or other delays, Dollar General plans to begin hiring in late summer 2016 with operations expected to begin in December 2016. The Wisconsin Department of Economic Development estimates a total of 1,073 jobs would be positively impacted by the new facility within five years, taking into account the construction jobs that result from the project as well as the ripple effects the increased employment will have on the local economy. Clayco Inc. will be serving as general contractor for the project. Leo A Daly is the building design company and Élan Design Lab, Inc. is the civil design company.

“This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our growth throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest,” said Todd Vasos, chief executive officer of Dollar General. “I want to thank the City of Janesville, Rock County and the State of Wisconsin for their support of our project. Janesville provides a great location, a strong business environment and a great workforce to draw from to fill the 550 jobs that are anticipated to be created by this new distribution Center.”

“Wisconsin’s growing business environment and dedicated workforce continue to attract more businesses to our state,” said Governor Walker.  “We are excited for Dollar General’s new development here in Wisconsin, and with over 550 anticipated new jobs, they are a great addition to Rock County.”

“The work done to bring Dollar General to Janesville represents a true public-private partnership between the City of Janesville, Dollar General, Rock County Development Alliance, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Alliant Energy,” said Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag. “Dollar General’s decision to choose our community demonstrates that we are business-friendly and provide the quality of life amenities that the company was seeking. We are excited to see the strong boost that this project will give to Janesville’s local economy.”

The new distribution center is expected to service more than 1,000 stores in the Upper Midwest. Dollar General currently has 122 stores in Wisconsin with more than 900 employees. Dollar General’s 13 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

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 (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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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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 “scheduled,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “estimate,” 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

Contact(s):

Dollar General Corporation
Media Hotline: 1-877-944-DGPR (3477)
Media Email: DGPR@dg.com

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) 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. With 12,396 stores in 43 states as of October 30, 2015, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer offering multi-price point merchandise. 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.

SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General to reform its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.,  2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as part of a broader initiative aimed at proactively improving efficiencies and reducing expenses, the Company is restructuring its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions. Substantially all of the eliminations are effective immediately.

“Over the last several months, we have taken a hard look at our cost structure and are streamlining our support functions to improve our financial flexibility while positioning us to better serve our customers and to capitalize on long-term growth opportunities. This restructuring should allow us to continue strengthening our market leadership position and deliver long-term value for our shareholders,” said Todd Vasos, chief executive officer of Dollar General.

The Company currently projects that it will incur a pre-tax cash expense of approximately $7 million in the third quarter of 2015 relating to this restructuring for one-time severance-related benefits.

The restructuring includes approximately 115 vacant positions. All impacted employees have been notified. Positions at the store level will not be impacted by this restructuring. Looking ahead to fiscal 2016, Dollar General expects to continue its expense control and reduction initiative by implementing a more rigorous budgeting process that will target cost savings in specific budget categories.

Dollar General plans to report its third quarter 2015 financial results prior to the market open on December 3, 2015.

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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates more than 12,198 stores in 43 states as of July 31, 2015. 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.

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,” “could,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “continue,” “initiative,” “effort,” “positioning” and similar expressions that concern Dollar General’s strategy, plans, intentions or beliefs about future occurrences or results, including without limitation statements regarding the anticipated financial results of Dollar General’s restructuring initiative.

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 20, 2015 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 27, 2015.

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.

Contact(s):

Dollar General Corporation
Investor Contacts:
Mary Winn Pilkington, 615-855-5536
or
Matt Hancock, 615-855-4811
or
Media Contact:
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209

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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. 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.

Dollar General’s management to present at the Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference, September 9

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that management will present at the Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. Eastern Time at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed live or as an archived replay through Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from the link on the Dollar General Investor Relations website under “Conference Calls and Investor Events.”

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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,198 stores in 43 states as of July 31, 2015. 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.

Contact(s):

Dollar General Corporation
Investor Contacts:
Mary Winn Pilkington, 615-855-5536
or
Matt Hancock, 615-855-4811
or
Media Contacts:
Dan MacDonald, 615-855-5209

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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. 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.

Dollar General launches its spring Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program

  • Major Retailer Launches Spring Fast Way to Save™ Digital Coupon Program;
  • Weekly Specials Help Customers Save More on Easter and Apparel

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2015-4-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General is helping customers spring into savings this week with the launch of its spring Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program, offering customers approximately $200 each week in total online coupon savings now through April 19. Customers will see additional weekly specials on dozens of discounts on Easter merchandise and a buy-one, get-one free sale on select apparel and accessories, as well as its everyday low prices on thousands of items throughout the store.

“It is an especially exciting time at all Dollar General stores and online this week as customers can begin saving even more on the products they consistently know and trust from Dollar General,” said Dave D’Arezzo, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Particularly noteworthy are the exceptional deals available through our Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program where customers can save on products from America’s most popular brands and our own 100 percent satisfaction-guaranteed private brands.”

Now through April 19, Dollar General® will offer digital coupons through its spring Fast Way to Save™ program from companies including Dollar General’s own 100 percent satisfaction-guaranteed private brands including DG™ Home, DG™ Health, DG™ Body, EverPet™, DG™ Beauty and Clover Valley®, as well as Rexall®, SCOTT® paper products, Mr. Clean®, Coca-Cola®, Rubbermaid®, Hefty™ and more. All digital coupons may only be redeemed one time through April 19.

In addition to dozens of opportunities to save online, Dollar General’s digital savings also includes an exclusive coupon for $2 off any $10 pre-tax purchase through March 31.

To enroll or upload these coupons, customers may login to their electronic DG Digital Coupon account either through Dollar General’s website at www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or through the DG mobile app.

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 pr@dg.com.

ABOUT DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. 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.

Dollar General announced week of in-store and online savings for home essentials and everything needed for a special Valentine’s Day

Major retailer provides additional savings on home essentials and Valentine’s Day items

Goodlettsville, Tennessee,  2015-2-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting today (February 09, 2015), Dollar General is offering customers a week of in-store and online savings for home essentials and everything needed for a special Valentine’s Day.

“This is an especially exciting week of savings at Dollar General as we provide an even greater value on the quality and trend-right home items customers seek to begin their spring cleaning and decorating,” said Dave D’Arezzo, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Also this week, both in stores and online, Dollar General has all the essentials to celebrate a fun Valentine’s Day with the ability to save even more with the new DG Digital Coupons.”

Home Essentials
Now through Feb. 14, 2015, customers can receive a 50% off discount off their entire qualifying purchase of select Comfort Bay® and TrueLiving® housewares and domestic items available in more than 11,700 stores across the country or online at www.dollargeneral.com.  In order to receive the discount, customers may obtain the 50% off coupon in one of four ways including:

  1. Text “HOMEHALF” to 34898 to receive this and future offers sent directly to their mobile phone.
  2. Download the coupon on the Dollar General app, available on iPhone and Android smartphones.
  3. Visit www.dollargeneral.com to print an at-home coupon.
  4. Visit www.dollargeneral.com on your mobile device to see the coupon and savings in the DG mobile coupon center.

The sale applies to kitchen appliances, non-disposable beverage ware, cookware/bakeware, storage containers, kitchen gadgets, hangers, trash cans, laundry hampers and plastic accessories, light bulbs, mops and brooms, reusable space bags, bath coordinates, bath towels, kitchen tablecloths, bed pillows, mattress pads, placemats, rugs, sewing notions, sheet sets, shower liners, tub mats, wastebaskets, soap dishes, shower hooks, shower curtain rods and window treatments.  The offer excludes home décor, outdoor décor, candles, potpourri, clocks, lamps, lamp shades, blankets, throws, flowers, framed art, picture frames, disposable plates, paper products, plastic cutlery, As Seen on TV™ items, cleaning chemicals and disposable products. Other exclusions may apply.

Valentine’s Day Items
Remember to visit Dollar General this week to save on Valentine’s Day essentials while showing lots of love.  Customers may take advantage of great deals and digital coupons to save even more this year.

Beginning Feb. 10, most Dollar General stores will begin offering single-stem roses for only $2 each.  Dollar General is also helping customers stretch their budget this year with everything from candy and gifts like gift cards and electronics to 50-cent and one dollar greeting cards, home décor and children’s gifts for the classroom.

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 pr@dg.com.

ABOUT DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 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, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. 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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