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Dollar General Corp.

Dollar General unveils small-format concept

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has opened its first small-format DGX stores, premiering the concept in Nashville and Raleigh, N.C. “We are excited about our new smaller-store concept and the opportunity to serve busy city dwellers with everyday-low prices on the essentials they need in a convenient, easy-to-shop format,” said chief executive officer Todd

Dollar General enters 44th state

Dollar General enters 44th state

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. expanded into its 44th state on Sunday with the opening of a store in Hankinson, North Dakota. The company said it plans to open six additional stores in the state through this spring. “Celebrating today’s grand opening in North Dakota is very exciting for Dollar General,” Dollar General chief

Dollar General opens first DGX store

Dollar General opens first DGX store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has wrapped up a weeklong grand opening celebration at its new, small-format DGX store in Nashville, near the Vanderbilt University campus. The store’s customers enjoyed exclusive discount offers, in-store product samplings and various surprises, including goodie bags, according to the company. “We are excited about our new smaller-store concept

Gatta is top front-end merchant

Gatta is top front-end merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Meetings with vendors are a big part of Larry Gatta’s job. As Dollar General Corp.’s senior vice president and general merchandising manager for consumables, Gatta attends more than 75 joint business plan sessions a year. In these meetings, the retailer and its suppliers develop the strategies to drive productive sales and review

Dollar General to test small format

NASHVILLE — Dollar General Corp. will pilot small-format stores early next year, here and in Raleigh, N.C. The 3,400-square-foot stores will target time-pressed urban shoppers with everyday-low prices on staples. The outlets will also have a soda fountain, coffee brewing station and sandwiches. The coffee station, a new offering for Dollar General, will be called

Dollar General to debut DGX small-format store

Dollar General to debut DGX small-format store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced plans to open the first of its new small-format stores early next year in Nashville. The new format, tentatively branded DGX, aims to serve busy metropolitan shoppers with everyday-low prices on the essentials they need in a convenient, easy-to-shop format, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hiring push by Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. recently announced plans to hire 10,000 employees by mid-October to support planned store openings and fill vacancies. The company said it was planning about 600 localized hiring events through September 24 to give applicants the opportunity to meet with store operations personnel and human resources managers. The company, which

Dollar General opens its 13,000th store

Dollar General opens its 13,000th store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its 13,000th store on Saturday. The event, held in Birmingham, Ala., was attended by hundreds of customers and community leaders. The first 200 adult customers to arrive at the event received $10 gift cards, goodie bags with complimentary samples, coffee, donuts and an official

Dollar General buys Walmart Express units

Dollar General buys Walmart Express units

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced Wednesday that it has completed the purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations in 11 states. Dollar General expects to relocating 40 existing Dollar General stores into the acquired sites by October. It will also enter one new market through the deal. Terms of the transaction were not

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