Dollar General Announces Planned Expansion to 47th State

September 27, 2021

Construction Begins on First Idaho Store, Increasing DG’s Pacific Northwest Presence

Dollar General today announced its planned expansion into Idaho, increasing the retailer’s presence into its 47th state. Construction is underway on N. Old Highway 95 in Athol (Kootenai County) for the store, which is currently scheduled to open by spring 2022.
“Dollar General is committed to helping customers save time and money on everyday essentials, and we look forward to bringing our convenience and value to Idaho shoppers,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “In addition to providing affordable access to Idahoans, we are equally excited to create new career opportunities for local residents. We look forward to welcoming new customers into our first Idaho store when the project is completed early next year and to continue serving customers and communities through our mission of Serving Others.”
Dollar General offers a carefully-curated selection of America’s most-trusted brands and its own private branded merchandise including health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items plus food, including the components of a nutritious meal such as milk and dairy products, bread, frozen and canned vegetables, canned fruits, grains and more.
The addition of a Dollar General store aims to represent positive economic growth to the communities it serves through the creation of local jobs, the generation of additional tax revenue for municipalities, increased accessibility to affordable, quality items households use most and the ability for area nonprofits, schools and libraries to apply for literacy grants through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF). Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $203 million in grants, helping more than 14 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. More information on the Foundation and its programs is available at
As of July 2021, Dollar General operated more than 17,600 stores, and approximately 75 percent of the American population currently resides within five miles of a Dollar General store. Individuals interested in joining one of America’s fastest-growing retailers with competitive wages and benefits and world-class training and development may apply for available positions online at

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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