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Dollar General

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

Dollar General posts double-digit sales gains in Q2

Dollar General posts double-digit sales gains in Q2

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. posted a 24.4% increase in net sales for its second quarter. Same-store sales increased 18.8% for the 13-week period ended July 31. Operating profit increased by 80.5% to $1 billion in the quarter, the company said Thursday. Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) increased by 89.1% to $3.12. And cash

Dollar General sets supplier diversity summit

Dollar General sets supplier diversity summit

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has announced a date for a virtual summit focused on suppliers with one or more diversity certifications that have not sold merchandise to the retailer within the past 18 months. Dollar General’s 2020 Supplier and Diversity Innovation Summit is set for September 16. “We are excited to host our 2020

Dollar General launches Yellow Glasses Project

Dollar General launches Yellow Glasses Project

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is launching a new campaign to support literacy and education programs in the United States. The Yellow Glasses Project offers shoppers at more than 16,500 Dollar General stores the opportunity to purchase a pair of yellow sunglasses for $2, with 100% of the proceeds going to the

Dollar General sees double-digit sales gains

Dollar General sees double-digit sales gains

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. posted strong sales gains in the first quarter, as consumers continued to flock to its stores for essentials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company on Thursday reported that net sales increased 27.6% in the 13-week fiscal first quarter ended May 1. Same store sales increased 21.7%. Operating

Dollar General ups investment in employees

Dollar General ups investment in employees

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General said Thursday that it will spend an additional $25 million on bonuses for its retail, distribution center and fleet employees. The bonuses are meant to demonstrate the company’s continued for its employees efforts during the first quarter. This move will bring Dollar General’s total investment in employee appreciation bonuses to

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