Dollar General Recognized for Responsible Employee Training

April 21, 2017

Major retailer awarded a 2017 TIPS Award of Excellence for Employee Alcohol Training 

Dollar General is pleased to announce it received a 2017 TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Award of Excellence award in recognition of its commitment to the responsible sale of alcohol and tobacco products in its retail stores by Health Communications, Inc., the providers of the TIPS Program.
“Dollar General is excited to receive this award from Health Communications, Inc.,” said Jeff Owen, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations.  “Dollar General is committed to selling alcoholic beverages in a safe and responsible manner, and the 2017 TIPS Award of Excellence recognition reflects this ongoing dedication.”
The TIPS Program aims to provide Dollar General employees with skills and knowledge to ensure alcohol and tobacco products are sold responsibly and legally.  Employees also build skills and confidence to prevent underage drinking, intoxication and drunk driving.
“Since 2011, Dollar General has repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to preventing the misuse of alcohol in the communities in which they operate and promoting responsible consumption by properly training their employees in the TIPS program,” said Adam Chafetz, President and CEO of Health Communications, Inc., the providers of the TIPS Program.
Dollar General is one of nine companies to receive a TIPS Award of Excellence and the sole recipient in the Off-Premise/Convenience Store category.  Recipients were chosen by an internal committee based on both volume of TIPS training, feedback from TIPS trainers, Master Trainers and course participants.

Photograph information: 
Pictured above left to right: Alison Ulmer, Store Operations Project Manager; Yvette Thomas, Human Resources Shared Services Licensing Coordinator; Jeff Owen, Executive Vice President of Store Operations; Paula Murray, Human Resources Shared Services Compliance Manager and Mia Savaloja, Senior Director of Store Operations, Planning and Communication

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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