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 (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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