Major discount retailer celebrates milestone in Juliette, Georgia
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.
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