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Dollar General chief executive officer Todd Vasos

Retailers respond to COVID-19: Dollar General

Retailers respond to COVID-19: Dollar General

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. For more than 80 years, Dollar General has been guided by our mission of Serving Others, and now is no different. We understand these are unprecedented times, and we continue to work actively to serve our

Dollar General thanks COVID-19 responders

Dollar General thanks COVID-19 responders

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is offering 10% discounts to people who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, the company said Monday. The discount is being offered on qualifying purchases to all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen. To receive their discounts, individuals can present their employment badge or ID

Dollar General plans $35 million in bonuses

Dollar General plans $35 million in bonuses

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General said Tuesday that it will give out about $35 million in bonuses to all its store, distribution center and private fleet employees. The retailer said eligible employees include those who work during a six-week period beginning in mid-March. Details of the bonuses were shared with employees beginning last week. “Dollar

Dollar General reports sales gains in Q4

Dollar General reports sales gains in Q4

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. posted fourth quarter same-store gains that beat estimates. Net sales for the quarter ended January 31 increased 7.6% to $7.2 billion. Same-store sales increased 3.2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by increases in both customer traffic and average transaction amount. The company reported net income of

Dollar General beats expectations in quarter

Dollar General beats expectations in quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported a strong performance in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, as both earnings and sales exceeded Wall Street expectations. Net income for the quarter ended November 1 advanced 9.4% to $365.6 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, which beat the average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment

Dollar General beats earnings estimates in Q2

Dollar General beats earnings estimates in Q2

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. posted sales and earnings gains that beat Wall Street estimates in the second quarter. Net sales increased 10.6% to $6.4 billion in 13 weeks ended August 3, up from $5.8 billion in comparable prior year period. Same-store sales increased 3.7%, driven by increases in average transaction amount and customer traffic. The company

Dollar General opens its 15,000th store

Dollar General opens its 15,000th store

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Dollar General kicked off the grand opening of its 15,000 store in Wilmington, North Carolina, by hosting a community celebration and donating $15,000 to five local schools to support literacy and education initiatives. “Opening our 15,000 store is a major milestone for Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and

Dollar General posts sales gains in first quarter

Dollar General posts sales gains in first quarter

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. said Thursday that revenue jumped 30.5% to $6.1 billion in its first quarter as net sales increased 9%. Comparable-store sales rose 2.1% in the 13 weeks to May 4. First-quarter net income rose 9% to $365 million, or $1.36 per share. Dollar General reiterated its forecast for full-year earnings

Dollar General’s sales gain beats forecast

Dollar General’s sales gain beats forecast

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn — Dollar General Corp.’s shares rose early Thursday after the company reported strong results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year. Same-store sales increased 3.3% for the fourth quarter ended February 2, beating Wall Street forecasts, and increased 2.7% for the fiscal year. Same-store sales were driven by gains in the consumables and

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 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

Dollar General to construct new DC

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has acquired land in Jackson, Ga., that will serve as the location for a new 1 million-square-foot distribution center. The deep discount retailer announced the purchase earlier this month. The central Georgia site is situated in both Butts and Spalding counties. Plans call for construction to begin as early