Dollar General Opens 58 Stores in June

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 58 stores in the five-week period ended July 4, 2003. In the first five months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 339 stores. With these additional stores, as of July 4, 2003, the Company operated 6,425 stores.

The 58 newest store locations include three in Alabama; two in Arkansas; one in Delaware; six in Florida; two in Georgia; four in Illinois; one in Indiana; two in Louisiana; two in Maryland; six in Michigan; five in Mississippi; two in New Jersey; two in New York; five in North Carolina; one in Ohio; four in Pennsylvania; one in South Carolina; two in Tennessee; four in Texas; one in Virginia; and two in West Virginia.

Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with stores in 27 states. The Company is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with distribution centers in Scottsville, Kentucky; Ardmore, Oklahoma; South Boston, Virginia; Indianola, Mississippi; Fulton, Missouri; Alachua, Florida; and Zanesville, Ohio. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at

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