Store opening in North Dakota gives major discount retailer a
presence in 44 states
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) expanded its presence into its 44th
state this morning as doors opened for business at the company's newest
store in Hankinson, North Dakota. The company is also planning official
grand opening celebrations for six additional stores in the state
through spring 2017.
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Dollar General employees in Hankinson, North Dakota celebrate the store's grand opening on Saturday, February 11, 2017, marking the company's expansion into its 44th state. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Celebrating today's grand opening in North Dakota is very exciting for
Dollar General," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive
officer. "This is an important milestone for Dollar General as we expand
into our 44th state and build our presence in the upper
Midwest. We look forward to serving additional communities with value
and convenience as we grow our footprint throughout the state and
welcoming new North Dakotan employees to the Dollar General family."
Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the first 100 adult customers received
complimentary Dollar General gift cards and totes filled with product
samples. 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, as well as
Dollar General's private brands. The company further demonstrates its
commitment to everyday low prices 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. These stores are scheduled to be supported by items from
one of its newest distribution centers in Janesville, Wisconsin.
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.
With over 13,200 retail locations and 120,000 employees, Dollar General
offers its employees opportunities to start and/or grow their careers.
Anyone interested in joining one of America's fastest-growing retailers
may apply online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.
Dollar General gives 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 grants 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. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has
awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations,
helping more than 7.9 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, clothing for
the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in
convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,205 stores
in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private
brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands
such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General
Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar
General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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