Steve Sunderland Receives Best in Biz Award

January 05, 2022

EVP of Store Operations Named Gold Winner in Operations Executive of the Year Category

2021 Best in Biz - Steve Sunderland

Dollar General is pleased to announce Steve Sunderland, executive vice president of store operations, was named a gold winner in the 2021 Operations Executive of the Year category by Best in Biz Awards for his leadership during 2020.
“Steve and his team lead DG’s efforts to keep our customers, employees and communities safe while continuing to deliver outstanding customer service,” said Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s chief operating officer. “Amid uncertain times, DG served as an essential retailer, and we took the responsibility to serve customers even more seriously. Steve’s leadership helped set the tone for our teams to keep stores open for those who depended on us.  Steve and his team also led our real estate efforts as we completed 2,780 store projects and expanded into Washington in fiscal year 2020. We are grateful to Steve for his leadership and to his teams for their hard work and commitment to serve our communities.”
The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged annually by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier media publications in North America. This year’s competition marked the 11th year with more than 700 entries from public and private companies of all sizes spanning all geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2021 honors were conferred in 100 different categories with the judging panel including writers from the Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, Inc., USA Today, Wired and more. A complete list of winners is online here.
About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in this prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit:

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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