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.

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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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