Dollar General Opens 12,000th Store

May 30, 2015

Major discount retailer celebrates milestone in Juliette, Georgia

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Dollar General celebrates the official grand opening of its 12,000th store location on May 30, 2015 in Juliette, Georgia. (Photo: Business Wire)

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 30, 2015 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today opened its 12,000th store in the small, historic town of Juliette, Georgia. Dollar General, the retailer with the most locations in America, hosted a community celebration in Juliette to mark the company milestone.

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“It is exciting to open our 12,000th store and move into new communities where we can serve customers with everyday low prices, convenience and great service,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “I want to thank our more than 109,000 employees for their dedication to our customers. That focus on service remains the backbone of our success and we expect to continue to expand our business, create new career opportunities and make a difference in the communities we serve.”

As part of today’s community celebration, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented a donation of $12,000 to Monroe County schools in support of literacy initiatives and the company’s mission of Serving Others. Katherine B. Sutton Elementary School, T.G. Scott Elementary School, Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School, Monroe County Achievement Center, Monroe County Middle School and Mary Persons High School each received $2,000 donations.

Dollar General anticipates opening 730 new stores in 2015 and plans to remodel or relocate an additional 875 stores. The company plans to create more 7,000 new jobs in 2015 and Dollar General’s continued growth has created 30,000 new jobs since 2009.

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.

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Dollar General Media Relations
Crystal Ghassemi, 1-877-944-DGPR (3477)
dgpr@dg.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 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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