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Dollar General

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

Retailer of the Year award winners honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers presented its 2018 Retailer of the Year awards Wednesday night in New York City. The event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels. Target Corp. was honored as MMR‘s 2018 Retailer of the Year. The award was given in recognition of the work

Dollar General teams with Western Union on service

Dollar General teams with Western Union on service

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.  — Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday that its customers can now complete Western Union money transfers at its more than 15,400 stores. The retailer’s partnership with Western Union means that people can initiate international and domestic money transfers digitally using the Western Union mobile app or by visiting westernunion.com, and then pay in person at Dollar

Aggressive expansion still works

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Maintaining an aggressive growth strategy, Dollar General Corp. will open 975 stores this fiscal year and remodel another 900. The company projects 2019 capital expenditures of $775 million to $824 million, up from $734 million last year. Capturing growth opportunities is an operating priority, chief executive officer Todd Vasos said during a

Dollar General’s revenue rises in Q4

Dollar General’s revenue rises in Q4

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported that its fiscal fourth quarter revenue rose more than 8% to $6.65 billion, compared with $6.13 billion in the fourth quarter of the prior year. For the full year, revenue increased 9.2%, the company said on Thursday. Comparable-store sales were up 4% in the quarter ended February 1,

MMR names Owen Operations Exec of the Year

MMR names Owen Operations Exec of the Year

When Jeff Owen was named executive vice president of store operations at Dollar General in June 2015, he hit the ground running. He quickly developed a vision focused on elevating talent, building an execution machine and upgrading the customer experience. Now, three years later, Owen’s vision remains the same, although he is constantly developing new

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

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of operations at Walgreens Lauren Brindley, group vice president and GMM of beauty and

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 to construct new DC

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has announced plans to build a new distribution center in Longview, Texas, which a company spokeswoman says will create around 400 jobs and serve some 1,000 Dollar General stores in Texas and the southeast. Construction on the state-of-the-art one-million-square-foot facility is expected to begin in early 2018. “Dollar General