Dollar General Celebrates 14,000th Store Grand Opening

August 19, 2017
Dollar General celebrated the official grand opening of its 14,000th store in Dauphin, Pennsylvania on August 19. The store’s opening is yet another milestone for the company that serves communities in more than 44 states.

“Dollar General is excited to celebrate our company’s continued growth by celebrating our 14,000th store grand opening today,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “For nearly 80 years, Dollar General has continuously been focused on delivering everyday low prices, convenience and value to the communities we serve. I am especially grateful to the more than 127,000 Dollar General employees who support the company every day through our mission of Serving Others, our customers and our communities in helping us reach this milestone.”

The grand opening began with opening remarks and a $14,000 check presented to Middle Paxton Elementary School on behalf of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. After the store officially opened, customers were welcomed with giveaways in the form of $10 gift cards and tote bags filled with complimentary samples.

Dollar General proudly employs approximately 5,700 employees in Pennsylvania through approximately 625 stores and its distribution center in Bethel. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which has awarded more than $135 million in grants since 1993 to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General stores or distribution centers.   

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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