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April 4, 2014

Throughout April, more than 11,000 Dollar General retail locations across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Throughout April, more than 11,000 Dollar General retail locations across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization.

March 13, 2014

An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.

February 28, 2014

Fred’s Super Dollar has visited CVS Caremark, Dollar General and Walgreens seeking bids for its Southeastern chain of discount stores, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg News.

NEW YORK — Fred’s Super Dollar has visited CVS Caremark, Dollar General and Walgreens seeking bids for its Southeastern chain of discount stores, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg News

Buyout firms including Miami-based H.I.G. Capital also were contacted, the report added.

December 5, 2013

Dollar General on Thursday reported $4.4 billion in sales, up 10.5%, for the company's third quarter ended Nov. 1.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported $4.4 billion in sales, up 10.5%, for the company's third quarter ended Nov. 1. Same-store sales increased 4.4%, with increases in both customer traffic and average transaction value, the dollar store operator reported.

December 2, 2013

Dollar General before the Thanksgiving holiday refuted a recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study — Trouble in Toyland 2013 — which suggested a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead was sold at Dollar General stores.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General before the Thanksgiving holiday refuted a recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study — Trouble in Toyland 2013 — which suggested a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead was sold at Dollar General stores. 

"This product is not currently, nor has ever been, sold in Dollar General stores," the dollar store operator said. 

November 19, 2013

In response to recent tornadoes and inclement weather across the Midwest, Dollar General on Monday announced it is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts and will also collect monetary donations at its more than 11,000 retail locations to further provide aid.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — In response to recent tornadoes and inclement weather across the Midwest, Dollar General on Monday announced it is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts and also will collect monetary donations at its more than 11,000 retail locations to further provide aid. Separately, wholesaler H.D. Smith also announced it would match donations made in support of disaster relief. H.D. Smith is supporting the Salvation Army. 

November 18, 2013

Dollar General on Friday kicked off its annual holiday giving campaign either in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving campaign or the holiday toy drive benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Friday kicked off its annual holiday giving campaign either in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving campaign or the holiday toy drive benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

“Dollar General is honored to support the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and other local toy drives to make a difference in the communities we serve,” stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. 

November 14, 2013

Dollar General Corporation on Wednesday announced the resignations of Raj Agrawal and Adrian Jones as members of its board of directors, effective Dec. 5, 2013.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corporation on Wednesday announced the resignations of Raj Agrawal and Adrian Jones as members of its board of directors, effective Dec. 5, 2013. Agrawal, a member of KKR, and Jones, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, have served as directors of Dollar General since 2007.

November 4, 2013

Dollar General on Monday announced a number of senior management changes.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Monday announced a number of senior management changes. Todd Vasos has been named COO with responsibility for store operations, merchandising and supply chain. And David D'Arezzo has joined the company as EVP and chief merchandising officer. 

October 25, 2013

For the second year in a row, Dollar General has topped Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart.

BOSTON — For the second year in a row, Dollar General has topped Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart. 

October 21, 2013

Dollar General on Friday announced the introduction of its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Friday announced the introduction of its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project. The new fuel pumps are located at the Dollar General Market in Hanceville, Ala.

October 15, 2013

Dollar General, in partnership with Unilever, concluded the seventh annual "Reading Puts You on the Track to Victory" reading program last week by presenting grants totaling $72,500 to more than two dozen Charlotte-area elementary schools.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General, in partnership with Unilever, concluded the seventh annual "Reading Puts You on the Track to Victory" reading program last week by presenting grants totaling $72,500 to more than two dozen Charlotte-area elementary schools. The grants were presented to school leaders during pre-race ceremonies at the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11. 

October 11, 2013

It's been the week of the dollar store. Dollar General opened store No. 11,000 last week, and Family Dollar continues to reinvent its brand relevance with the consumer as the company posted monster gains for its fiscal fourth quarter and the year, driven by store experimentation, remodels and the introduction 1,000 SKUs, including many health and beauty items.

It's been the week of the dollar store. Dollar General opened store No. 11,000 last week, and Family Dollar continues to reinvent its brand relevance with the consumer as the company posted monster gains for its fiscal fourth quarter and the year, driven by store experimentation, remodels and the introduction 1,000 SKUs, including many health and beauty items. 

October 10, 2013

A listing of the 500 most innovative users of information technology, as determined by industry magazine InformationWeek, includes the country's largest retail pharmacy chain and a major dollar-store chain.

NEW YORK — A listing of the 500 most innovative users of information technology, as determined by industry magazine InformationWeek, includes the country's largest retail pharmacy chain and a major dollar-store chain.

On the recently released InformationWeek 500, Walgreens ranked 89th, and Dollar General ranked in 98th place.

October 7, 2013

Dollar General on Saturday opened its 11,000th store, further distinguishing the dollar-store operator as the retailer with the most stores in the United States, the company announced.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Saturday opened its 11,000th store, further distinguishing the dollar-store operator as the retailer with the most stores in the United States, the company announced. 

October 1, 2013

SMS Assist on Tuesday named Geoffrey Wigner EVP facilities for the technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company.

CHICAGO — SMS Assist on Tuesday named Geoffrey Wigner EVP facilities for the technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company.

Wigner, 48, previously served as senior director of store services for Dollar General, where he managed more than $500 million in capital and expense budgets while directing major projects affecting more than 10,000 stores. Wigner helped the nationwide retailer open 625 new stores and renovate 525 others in fiscal year 2011. 

September 4, 2013

Dollar General on Wednesday posted net sales of $4.4 billion for the second quarter ended Aug. 2, up 11.3%.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Wednesday posted net sales of $4.4 billion for the second quarter ended Aug. 2, up 11.3%. 

“Dollar General delivered another solid quarter. Our same-store sales growth for the second quarter of 2013 accelerated to 5.1%," stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General chairman and CEO. "We are very pleased with the increase in customer traffic in our stores. We continue to grow our market share and believe that our second-quarter results position us well to deliver our financial outlook for the year."

August 26, 2013

Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds, and this September, Dollar General, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, will celebrate and honor the nation’s schools and teachers, the discount retailer announced.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds, and this September, Dollar General, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, will celebrate and honor the nation’s schools and teachers, the discount retailer announced. 

August 23, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Thursday awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy," stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. 

June 21, 2013

Dollar General was recognized as Company of the Year in Retail with a Gold Stevie award at the 11th Annual American Business Awards in recognition of the company’s position in the retail sector.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General was recognized as Company of the Year in Retail with a Gold Stevie award at the 11th Annual American Business Awards earlier this week in Chicago in recognition of the company’s position in the retail sector.

June 4, 2013

Dollar General increased net sales by 8.5% to $4.2 billion for its first quarter ended May 3, the dollar operator reported Tuesday.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General increased net sales by 8.5% to $4.2 billion for its first quarter ended May 3, the dollar operator reported Tuesday. 

“For the quarter, we achieved same-store sales growth of 2.6%, reflecting strong growth in our consumables categories offset by softer sales in seasonal and weather-sensitive categories,” stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We believe the continued strength in consumables is a sign of the underlying health of our business.”

June 3, 2013

In June, Dollar General will be partnering with Procter & Gamble to celebrate soldiers making a difference in their communities after returning from service as part of its Every Day Heroes program, the dollar channel operator announced.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — In June, Dollar General will be partnering with Procter & Gamble to celebrate soldiers making a difference in their communities after returning from service as part of its Every Day Heroes program, the dollar channel operator announced Monday. Dollar General will feature decorated veteran Sparky Edwards in a national campaign thanking the nation’s military across the country.

May 20, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced today awards of more than $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced today awards of more than $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

May 14, 2013

Dollar General is sponsoring career fairs at 170 of its stores as part of an effort to hire 10,000 new employees this month, the company said Tuesday.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is sponsoring career fairs at 170 of its stores as part of an effort to hire 10,000 new employees this month, the company said Tuesday.

The company said it would have representatives to discuss opportunities, receive resumes and talk about long-term opportunities.

April 26, 2013

Dollar General is partnering with Procter & Gamble to honor a Florida mom as its official Every Day Hero for the month of May, the companies announced.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is partnering with Procter & Gamble to honor a Florida mom as its official Every Day Hero for the month of May, the companies announced Thursday.