GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 19, 2017 - Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reached a new milestone this morning as it hosted hundreds of excited customers in Dauphin, Pennsylvania to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s 14,000th store location.
“Dollar General is excited to celebrate our company’s continued growth by celebrating our 14,000th store grand opening today,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “For nearly 80 years, Dollar General has continually been focused on delivering everyday low prices, convenience and value to the communities we serve. I am especially grateful to the more than 127,000 Dollar General employees who support the company every day through our mission of Serving Others, our customers and our communities in helping us reach this milestone.”
Celebrations began at 8 a.m. this morning with remarks from Dollar General representatives and a $14,000 check presentation to Middle Paxton Elementary School from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. After store manager Mark Cortina officially cut the ribbon to open the store, the first 200 customers received $10 gift cards and tote bags with complimentary samples. Customers were also treated to coffee and donuts in the morning, a hotdog lunch featuring chips and drinks and Clover Valley® private brand samples in the afternoon.
Dollar General sells quality name-brand and private brand merchandise such as health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and basic clothing. The company also sells an assortment of packaged foods, as well as some refrigerated foods and frozen foods. In addition to high quality private brands, all of which carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.
Dollar General proudly employs approximately 5,700 employees in Pennsylvania through approximately 625 stores and its distribution center in Bethel (Berks County).
Through its mission of Serving Others, Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves as an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.