Dollar General Corp.

Dollar General to test small format

NASHVILLE — Dollar General Corp. will pilot small-format stores early next year, here and in Raleigh, N.C. The 3,400-square-foot stores will target time-pressed urban shoppers with everyday-low prices on staples. The outlets will also have a soda fountain, coffee brewing station and sandwiches. The coffee station, a new offering for Dollar General, will be called

Dollar General to debut DGX small-format store

Dollar General to debut DGX small-format store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced plans to open the first of its new small-format stores early next year in Nashville. The new format, tentatively branded DGX, aims to serve busy metropolitan shoppers with everyday-low prices on the essentials they need in a convenient, easy-to-shop format, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hiring push by Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. recently announced plans to hire 10,000 employees by mid-October to support planned store openings and fill vacancies. The company said it was planning about 600 localized hiring events through September 24 to give applicants the opportunity to meet with store operations personnel and human resources managers. The company, which

Dollar General opens its 13,000th store

Dollar General opens its 13,000th store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its 13,000th store on Saturday. The event, held in Birmingham, Ala., was attended by hundreds of customers and community leaders. The first 200 adult customers to arrive at the event received $10 gift cards, goodie bags with complimentary samples, coffee, donuts and an official

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 opens San Antonio distribution center

Dollar General opens San Antonio distribution center

SAN ANTONIO — Dollar General Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its newest distribution center here June 4 with a ceremony attended by nearly 1,000 people, including company employees and their family members and local government officials. The center, the 13th in the retailer’s network, is creating more than 500 jobs in the community, Dollar General

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

Dollar General outlines growth plans

Dollar General outlines growth plans

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. will present its strategic plans to support its growth model at its annual conference with investors on March 25. Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer, will provide an update on key initiatives to support the company’s long-term strategic plans aimed at delivering total annual shareholder returns (earnings per

Investment strategies

NEW YORK — Most retailers see online retailing as a critical part of their growth strategy, but that does not mean they can afford to neglect their brick-and-mortar stores. And in recent weeks a number of chains have detailed the sizable investments they plan to make in their physical stores this year. Dollar General Corp.,