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Dollar General Corp.

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

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

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