Dollar General Recognized for Responsible Employee 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.

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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