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Dollar General Corp.

Dollar General raises store count to 15,000

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Dollar General Corp. opened its 15,000th store here last month, marking the milestone with a community celebration and donation of $15,000 to five local schools to support literacy and education initiatives. The opening is part of the chain’s aggressive expansion program for 2018, which calls for 900 new store openings, 100 relocations

Dollar General appoints two technology executives

Dollar General appoints two technology executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has made two changes to its information technology team, naming a chief technology officer and a chief information security officer. Julie Elmore has joined the company as vice president and chief technology officer. In this newly-created role, she will oversee all internal and external application development for Dollar General, including:

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 stores go fresh

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Striving to enhance its brick-and-mortar and digital offerings, Dollar General Corp. is adding fresh produce in stores while rolling out a shop-and-scan mobile app. The chain this year plans to remodel 1,000 stores, two-fifths of which will become the “traditional-plus” format with 34 cooler doors to merchandise an expanded perishables assortment. Of

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 reports strong sales gains in Q3

Dollar General reports strong sales gains in Q3

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported strong financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2017 third quarter ended November 3. “We are pleased with our overall third quarter results, which include a strong same-store sales growth of 4.3% and increases in both average transaction amount and customer traffic over the 2016 third quarter. During the

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

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