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Many retailers score high on workplace equality index

Many retailers score high on workplace equality index

NEW YORK — A number of the nation’s top retailers earned perfect scores on a rating of workplace equality as it relates to companies’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees. Ahold USA Inc., BJ’s Wholesale Club, CVS Health, Delhaize America Inc., Dollar General Corp., Sears Holdings Corp., Target Corp. and Walgreens were among

Dollar General names Scruggs chief digital officer

Dollar General names Scruggs chief digital officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Rob Scruggs its chief digital and customer engagement officer. In the new post he will lead the retailer’s strategy for customer engagement, including digital experience and tools. Scruggs brings over 17 years of experience focused on customer and user engagement to his new post. He most recently

Retailers offer help

NEW YORK — Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to Houston and flash floods across the Texas and Louisiana coastal region. The storm also elicited an outpouring of generosity from the retail ­community. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer by sales, and the Walmart Foundation announced they had committed up to $20 million in support of relief

Dollar Gen. strengthens exec team

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has tapped Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. The retailer also named Carman Wenkoff executive vice president and chief information officer. Reiser, who had been serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Vitamin Shoppe, was slated to join Dollar General on

Dollar General names Jason Reiser chief merchant

Dollar General names Jason Reiser chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Plans call for Reiser, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, to join Dollar General on July 12. He will replace Jim Thorpe, who recently retired from Dollar General, which operates some

Dollar General’s Q1 results beat expectations

Dollar General’s Q1 results beat expectations

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp.’s first quarter sales and profits beat Wall Street’s expectations, as the chain benefited from higher consumer spending and reduced ad costs. Same-store sales in the quarter ended May 5 climbed 0.7%, just above the 0.6% increase projected by analysts. Expenses rose 8.2% on higher wages and training for store

Dollar General buys 323 stores

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. is acquiring Dollar Express Stores LLC, operator of a chain of 323 discount stores in 36 states that were being run as Family Dollar outlets but had been sold off in 2015 when Family Dollar Stores Inc. accepted a buyout offer from then-rival Dollar Tree Inc. The 323 stores

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

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