Fortune Magazine covers Dollar General’s growth and innovation

May 22, 2019

As the June 2019 double issue of Fortune magazine hits newsstands this week, readers will not only see Dollar General’s current #119 placement prominently displayed on the cover, but also a full-length story on the Company in the issue. Authored by Phil Wahba, the story covers Dollar General’s history and evolution over the past eight decades, as well as current key initiatives.
Earlier this month, Fortune visited Dollar General’s store #12365 in Bertram, Texas for in-store photography to accompany the story.  The local field operations team, which includes store manager Monica Musule, graciously hosted both the photographers and area customers during the photo shoot.


To read Fortune’s article on Dollar General, visit

Dollar General’s History on the Fortune 500 List

Since its founding in 1939, Dollar General has become a leading discount retailer with more than 15,400 stores, 15 distribution centers and more than 135,000 employees in 44 states.* Despite the Company’s growth, Dollar General remains true to its roots, continuing to focus on the principles of hard work and taking care of our customers and communities in which we operate.

Dollar General’s Fortune 500 ranking of #119 in 2019 is up four spaces from its previous position in 2018 at #123.  The Company appeared on the prestigious list since its 2009 IPO and also joined the S&P 500 in November 2012.

In total, the Fortune 500 list represents approximately $13.7 trillion in revenues, $1.1 trillion in profits, $22.6 trillion in market value and employment for 28.7 million people worldwide.

To learn more about Dollar General, visit the Dollar General About Us page here at
* as of December 31, 2018.

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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