GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Alongside hundreds of excited customers in attendance for a community
celebration, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) officially opened the company's
13,000th store location this morning in Birmingham, Alabama.
The store's opening marks another major milestone for the company
founded 77 years ago in rural Kentucky.
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Dollar General celebrates its 13,000th store grand opening in Birmingham, Alabama on August 13, 2016. (Photo: Business Wire)
"This morning's grand opening celebration commemorates a major milestone
for Dollar General and reflects our unwavering commitment and dedication
to provide convenience and everyday low prices to the communities we
serve," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "On behalf of the entire
Dollar General leadership team, I would like to express my sincere
gratitude to Dollar General employees, our communities, local
governments and business partners who continually support our mission of Serving
Others as we look to deliver the Dollar General business model
to communities across the country."
Beginning at 8 a.m., the Birmingham community celebrated with free $10
gift cards for the first 200 adult customers, goodie bags with
complimentary samples, coffee, donuts and an official welcome by Dollar
General region director Mark Nichols, Birmingham's director of economic
development Lisa Cooper and Midfield, Alabama mayor Gary Richardson.
Additionally, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation also presented a
$13,000 donation to two area organizations with the Birmingham Public
Library's Powderly Branch and Oxmoor Valley Elementary School each
receiving $6,500 to further literacy and education.
Located at 4132 Jefferson Avenue Southwest in Birmingham, grand opening
festivities continued throughout the day as visitors enjoyed seeing the
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry NASCAR showcar, hotdogs and drinks
for lunch and food samplings of Dollar General's exclusive Clover
Valley™ private brand items.
Dollar General proudly employs more than 6,500 employees in Alabama
through approximately 675 stores and its distribution center in
Bessemer, which opened in 2012.
Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on
basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities
it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the
cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in
learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education
Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that
can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free
literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to
nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 7.1 million
individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued
education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy
Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.
This morning's grand opening celebration is one of the planned 900 new
stores in 2016 throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves.
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Dollar General includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of the federal securities laws regarding planned store openings.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to
differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these
statements are derived from Dollar General's operating budgets and
forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar
General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions
about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may
occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect
of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that
could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All
forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these
risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors
disclosed under "Risk Factors" in Dollar General's Annual Report on Form
10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016
and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission on May 26, 2016.
All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the
cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its
SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the
reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General
anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result
in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the
way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of
the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances
arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise
required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking
statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to
time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others.
Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by
offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as
food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel,
housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient
neighborhood locations. With 13,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General
is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In
addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products
from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer,
Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle,
Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more
information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.
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