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 DollarGeneral.com.
Dollar General President and COO Resigns; Company Initiates Search for Successor
May 07, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that Donald S. Shaffer, President and Chief Operating Officer, has resigned effective May 7, 2003 to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Shaffer had been President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2001. He also served as Acting Chief Executive Officer from November 2002 through April 2, 2003.
"Don has done a remarkable job of successfully steering this Company through some difficult times over the last two years," said David A. Perdue, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "His integrity and steady leadership have helped keep Dollar General on course. We wish Don and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors." Mr. Perdue also noted that the Company has initiated a search for a new President / Chief Operating Officer.
Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 6,329 neighborhood stores in 27 states as of May 2, 2003. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to its customers, by offering consumable basics, items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as an appealing selection of basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The typical Dollar General store has 6,700 square feet of selling space and is located within five miles of its target customers.
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