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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Dollar General Corporation announces the retirement of its EVP and CMO James “Jim” W. Thorpe

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today ( March 16, 2017) announced James “Jim” W. Thorpe , executive vice president and chief merchandising officer (CMO), will retire from Dollar General effective April 15, 2017. “Jim’s strong understanding of our core customer and passion for our business have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New DGX Nashville store to host eight-day grand opening celebrations from January, 20

New DGX Nashville store to host eight-day grand opening celebrations from January, 20   Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new, small-format DGX store located at 2034 West End Avenue in Nashville (at the corner of 21st and West End) will kick off its grand opening celebration Friday, January, 20 at 8:00 a.m. The […]

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 […]

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/ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dollar General Corporation announces financial results for its 2016 first quarter ended April 29, 2016

Net Sales Increased 7%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.2% Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 23% to $1.03 Operating Profit Improved 12%; Operating Profit Margin Expanded 42 Basis Points Over $300 Million of Capital Returned to Shareholders Through Combination of 2.7 Million Shares Repurchased and Dividends Paid in the Quarter Board of Directors Declares Second Quarter 2016 […]

Dollar General Corporation announces new distribution center in Jackson, Georgia

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced it purchased land in Jackson, Georgia, which sits in both Butts and Spalding counties, to serve as the location for the new distribution center the company plans to construct in the central part of the state. It will be the 15th facility […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]