Completion of North Dakota stores will give one of country's leading
discount retailers a presence in 44 states
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced construction of five new
stores in southeastern North Dakota. The stores are expected to
celebrate grand openings in spring 2017 and when completed, will expand
the company's presence to 44 states across the country.
"Expanding our footprint into North Dakota provides Dollar General an
opportunity to not only deliver value and convenience to additional
customers in the upper Midwest, but to also serve communities through
our mission of Serving Others," said Todd Vasos, Dollar
General's chief executive officer. "Meeting our customers' needs is our
top priority when choosing store locations and we look forward to being
a long-standing business partner in the state, as well as welcoming new
customers into our stores when these projects are completed next spring."
Stores are currently under construction in the following locations:
Highway One at Cedar Street in Oakes, North Dakota (Dickey County)
705 First Avenue South in Ellendale, North Dakota (Dickey County)
601 Sixth Street Southeast in Hankinson, North Dakota (Richland County)
507 West Caledonia in Hillsboro, North Dakota (Traill County)
8179 Highway 32 in Gwinner, North Dakota (Sargent County)
These five stores will offer customers the traditional Dollar General
store format, which is approximately 9,100 total building square footage
and 7,400 sales floor square footage. The stores' layout provides a
customer-friendly format with fast checkout, as seasonal products are
displayed in the center of the stores, departments are easily
recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located
at the front of the stores. Construction began on all five stores this
Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by
providing a focused selection of items including food, cleaning
supplies, apparel, paper products, health and beauty items, pet needs,
home décor and toys from America's most trusted brands and Dollar
General's private brands. The company further demonstrates its
commitment to the affordability needs of customers by pricing more than
80 percent of items at $5 or less.
Dollar General plans to identify additional areas for new store growth
in the state. Dollar General most recently expanded from stores in 40
states to 43 states with the grand opening of stores in Maine, Rhode
Island and Oregon in March 2015.
In addition to customer convenience, Dollar General typically takes
demographics, competitive analyses and traffic patterns, among other
factors, into consideration when determining new store locations.
With over 13,000 retail locations and 119,000 employees, Dollar General
offers its employees opportunities to start and/or grow their careers.
Each store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 employees,
depending on the individual needs of the store. Anyone interested in
joining one of America's fastest-growing retailers may apply online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.
Dollar General provides its customers more than everyday low prices on
basic merchandise as part of its mission of Serving Others.
Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an
ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation, which awards approximately $12 million each year to
nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius
of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult,
family, summer and youth literacy programs.
At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested
in learning how to read, speak English or earn 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 more than 7.3 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.
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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. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores as of
August 13, 2016. 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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