Dollar General Adds New Stores

February 01, 2017

Dollar General today announced it has completed the purchase of two former Walmart Express locations in Decatur, Arkansas and Ellaville, Georgia.  Dollar General anticipates relocating its existing store locations into the purchased sites and celebrate the grand opening of its new stores by summer 2017.
In its expanded format, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for essentials including fresh meat, produce and fuel at everyday low prices. The new store is approximately 12,000 square feet, compared to a traditional Dollar General format that is approximately 9,100 square feet.  The additional 3,000 square feet will allow Dollar General to provide fresh meat and produce, items currently unavailable in its current location, in addition to the value of America’s most trusted brands and our own private brands that customers expect from Dollar General.  The new store will also provide customers with a fresh new layout, which provides a more customer-friendly format with faster checkout. 
Additionally, the new store is expected to employ approximately 15 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store. Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section at
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About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 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, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 18,566 stores in 47 states as of July 29, 2022. 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. Learn more about Dollar General at 

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