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Dollar General

Dollar General to expand to 46 states

Dollar General to expand to 46 states

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General  has stores under construction in Washington and Wyoming that, when complete, will expand the retailer’s operating territory to 46 states. “We look forward to expanding our footprint into Washington and Wyoming and the opportunity to serve new customers with value and convenience through our mission of Serving Others,” Dollar General’s

‘Most Influential Women’ honored

‘Most Influential Women’ honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers last week honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2019. The awards presentation and reception drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels to a ballroom in lower Manhattan. On hand to receive awards

Dollar General partners with FedEx

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — FedEx drop-off and pickup services will soon be offered at thousands of Dollar General stores. Dollar General and FedEx recently announced plans to introduce the services to more than 1,500 Dollar General stores late this summer and have set a target of more than 8,000 stores by the end of next year.

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