Dollar General Joins in the Solar Eclipse Viewing

August 21, 2017
It’s not every day there’s a total solar eclipse in the United States. Come August 21, however, Dollar General employees and customers throughout the 44 states Dollar General serves will witness the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, a phenomenon that hasn’t happened in the United States since 1918.

Dollar General was founded 78 years ago, meaning that a total solar eclipse has never occurred across the entire United States during the lifetime of the company. All Dollar General customers and employees will have the opportunity to view parts of the solar eclipse on August 21, but far less will get to see the total solar eclipse as it can only be seen in select cities across the country.

Photo Credit: and Eric Bateman

Mark the calendar to witness the phenomenon visible only in the United States. Dollar General is excited to experience this once in a lifetime event alongside our valued customers! 

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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