Dollar General Expands into Three New States

March 07, 2015

Grand opening celebrations in Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island expands major retailer’s presence to 43 states

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 07, 2015 - This morning, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) marked another significant milestone in its company growth by celebrating new store grand openings in Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island, expanding the major retailer’s presence to 43 states.

“It’s very exciting to move into these new states and grow the Dollar General brand. We continue to be focused on sustainable growth and doing what we do best, which is serving our customers with everyday low prices, convenience and exceptional value,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Increasing Dollar General’s footprint in these states gives us a presence and opens further growth opportunities in both the northeast and pacific northwest where we see tremendous growth potential for Dollar General.”

To commemorate these special occasions, grand opening celebrations were held at each of the following new stores in which customers received complimentary gift cards, tote bags, prizes, special offers and other giveaways.

  • 1079 Sabattus St. in Lewiston, Maine
  • 33 Elm St. in North Berwick, Maine
  • 94 S.E. Main St. in Winston, Oregon
  • 1300 Easy St. in Brookings, Oregon
  • 567 Main Rd. in Tiverton, Rhode Island
  • 1548 Broad St. in Cranston, Rhode Island

Dollar General also gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 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

Stores in Maine and Rhode Island will be served by its Bethel, Pennsylvania distribution center that celebrated its grand opening in May 2014 and Oregon stores plan to be served by its Lebec, California distribution center that opened in April 2012.

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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, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,700 stores in 43 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit

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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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