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.

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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 14,000 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 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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