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Beyond the Bag group names challenge winners

Beyond the Bag group names challenge winners

NEW YORK — The Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag has picked the nine winners of its Beyond the Bag Challenge, which is designed to find more sustainable alternatives to the traditional plastic retail bag. The winners are: ChicoBag, Domtar, Eon, Fill it Forward, GOATOTE, PlasticFri, Returnity, SmartC and Sway. The winning solutions fall into

Dollar General joins Beyond the Bag initiative

Dollar General joins Beyond the Bag initiative

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is joining the movement to reinvent the plastic retail bag. The retailer said Thursday that it is joining Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag as its value sector lead partner. Through its Beyond the Bag Initiative, the consortium aims to find more sustainable alternatives to the plastic bags given out

Retailers among best places for LGBTQ equality

Retailers among best places for LGBTQ equality

NEW YORK — Ahold Delhaize’s GIANT Co. and Food Lion, along with such retailers as Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart, were among the retailers recognized as being among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality. They received perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. A record-breaking 767 major U.S. businesses

Dollar General named Merchant of the Year

Dollar General named Merchant of the Year

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — In a year that saw Dollar General celebrate the grand opening of its 17,000th store, unveil a new brand (pOpshelf) and serve as an essential resource during the pandemic, the retailer’s merchandising team was focused on advancing Dollar General’s sophisticated strategy to best serve its customers. We are proud to honor that

Dollar General announces grant recipients

Dollar General announces grant recipients

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Monday said it was providing grants to to three organizations: Equal Justice Initiative, Operation Hope and INROADS. The grants are part of a $5 million racial justice and education commitment the company announced earlier this year. “As one of America’s essential retailers,

Dollar General posts strong Q3 sales gains

Dollar General posts strong Q3 sales gains

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General Corp.’s same-store sales climbed 12.2% in the fiscal third quarter. Net sales increased 17.3% to $8.2 billion. Consumer behaviors related to the coronavirus pandemic had a significant effect on sales in the 13 weeks to October 30, the company said December 3. An increase in average transaction amount was partially

Innovation abounds at Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — New ideas in the value retail sector continue to originate at Dollar General Corp., particularly as the company is currently rolling out another round of innovation, laying the groundwork for an early pre-holiday sale and launching a new store brand called pOpshelf. As for Emily Taylor, Dollar General’s newly named executive vice

Dollar General to hold pre-holiday sales event

Dollar General to hold pre-holiday sales event

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. will hold a pre-holiday sales event on Friday, November 13, the company said on Tuesday. “With the holidays quickly approaching, we are thrilled to provide customers with a special, one-day savings event in stores and online to provide customers with an opportunity to shop and save early this season,”

Dollar General names Taylor chief merchandising officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has appointed Emily Taylor executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, succeeding Jason Reiser, who has left the company. Taylor, who has worked at Dollar General for more than 20 years, most recently served as senior vice president of channel ­innovation. “We are confident that Emily’s strategic vision and

Dollar General eyes suburban shoppers with popshelf

Dollar General eyes suburban shoppers with popshelf

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General Corp. today unveiled its newest retail store concept, popshelf, which aims “to engage customers with a fun, affordable and stress-free shopping experience.” The first two popshelf stores will open this fall near Nashville, Tenn., each about 9,000 square feet in size and offering a continually refreshed assortment that includes seasonal

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

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