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DG reaches milestone in produce rollout

DG reaches milestone in produce rollout

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General this week reached a milestone in the rollout of fresh fruits and vegetables to its stores. More than 5,000 of its locations now carry a produce assortment that includes tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes, and salad mixes. Dollar General said it now offers produce in more

DG employees recognized for serving others

DG employees recognized for serving others

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Reader’s Digest is saluting two Dollar General employees for their community service. The activities of DG employees Joi Bass, in Indianola, Miss., and Johanna Sampson, in Ardmore, Okla., illustrate the company’s mission of serving others as good neighbors in hometown communities, the company said. For Bass, giving back and serving her community

Dollar General promotes five executives

Dollar General promotes five executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. in recent days announced the promotions of five executives to new leadership roles. They are: • Rod West, named executive vice president of global supply chain. The promotion gives West responsibility for the the company’s distribution center operations, transportation, supply chain modernization and private fleet. West is an 18-year

DG posts 24% decline in operating profit

DG posts 24% decline in operating profit

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.— Dollar General Corp. today reported a 24.2% decline in operating profit for its fiscal second quarter. Same-store sales declined 0.1% in  the  13 weeks to August 4. Contributions from newly opened stores drove a 3.9% increase in net sales from a year earlier, to $9.8 billion.  “While we are not satisfied with our

Dollar General entering Montana, its 48th state

Dollar General entering Montana, its 48th state

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced plans to open its first stores in Montana this fall, marking the discount retailer’s entry into its 48th state. “Announcing plans for Montana has an extra element of excitement at Dollar General because our expansion in the Treasure State will complete our presence throughout the lower 48,” shares

DG announces officer promotions

DG announces officer promotions

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.  — Dollar General Corp. has appointed new leaders and promoted several officers across its Store Support Center and Field teams. The moves include: Chad Fox has been promoted to senior vice president, chief marketing officer. In this role, Fox will continue his leadership and branding expertise to strengthen the voice of the customer,

Taylor named chief merchant at Dollar General

Taylor named chief merchant at Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. on Friday named Emily Taylor executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Taylor succeeds Jason Reiser, who has left the company. Taylor joined Dollar General in 1998 and most recently served as senior vice president of channel innovation. “We are confident that Emily’s strategic vision and longstanding leadership with

Dollar General promotes Reardon to EVP

Dollar General promotes Reardon to EVP

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has promoted Kathy Reardon to executive vice president and chief people officer, effective Thursday. Reardon joined Dollar General in 2009 and has served as senior vice president and chief people officer since March 2019. “Kathy’s effectiveness as a leader at Dollar General is evident in the company’s lowest store

Dollar General sets shopping hour aside for seniors

Dollar General sets shopping hour aside for seniors

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. —Dollar General stores on Tuesday began to set aside the first hour of each shopping day to seniors. Recognizing that seniors are one of the populations most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the retailer said it wants give these at-risk customers with the ability to buy the items they need at the beginning

Dollar General expects to hire 8,000

Dollar General expects to hire 8,000

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General said Monday that it expects to create at least 8,000 career opportunities in the fiscal year that began February 1 as it expands its network of distribution centers, remodels 1,500 existing stores and adds 1,000 new stores. The discount retailer enters fiscal 2020 with more than 143,000 employees, up from

Dollar General promotes two executives

Dollar General promotes two executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported solid Q2 fiscal results and announced management moves that it says will strengthen the company and support continued growth. Jeffery Owen, 49, has been named chief operating officer with responsibility for store operations, merchandising and supply chain. Owen, a Dollar General veteran with more than 25

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