John Garratt

Dollar General names John Garratt CFO

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General Corp. has promoted John Garratt to executive vice president and chief financial ­officer. Additionally, Anita Elliott, senior vice president and controller at Dollar General since 2005, has been appointed chief accounting officer. She reports to Garratt in his role as CFO. Garratt has served as Dollar General’s interim CFO since

Dollar General’s Q3 sales up less than expected

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General Corp. on Thursday said sales rose 7.3% in the third quarter to $5.07 billion. Same-store sales increased 2.3% as traffic increased and the average basket size grew. The discount retailer lowered its full-year guidance on sales and earnings. Executives now expect net sales to grow about 8% in the year