Major Discount Retailer Recognized as the First Retail Recipient
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) plans to formally recognize Dollar
General (NYSE: DG) with its President's Veterans Recognition Award at a
special event at its world headquarters in Atlanta on Friday, November
10, 2017. As the 2017 recipient, Dollar General is the first retailer
ever to be bestowed with the honor, which recognizes the company's
outstanding engagement and outreach with the military community.
"Dollar General is humbled by this prestigious recognition of our
ongoing work with the military and veteran communities," said Larry
Gatta, Dollar General's senior vice president and general merchandise
manager. "As a company dedicated to our mission of Serving Others,
we continually strive to support and show appreciation to the men and
women who have served and continue to serve our country. We appreciate
Coca-Cola's partnership in recognizing our efforts as we continue to be
grateful and thankful for the sacrifices made by our military
communities and their families."
Presented by Sandy Douglas, President of Coca-Cola North America, the
award recognizes a customer who shows exemplary support for the U.S.
Armed Forces, its veterans and families.
Dollar General's engagement with the military community includes
exclusive discounts to active military, veterans and their immediate
family members, outreach with the military communities through its
military employee resource group, founding of the Paychecks for
Patriots program, which supports service members' transition to
civilian life through meaningful employment opportunities, and more. The
Company also collaborated with Coca-Cola in 2017 to debut its exclusive
Share a Coke® patriotic can series honoring service members, veterans
and their families.
"On behalf of everyone at Coca-Cola, we are proud to recognize our
longstanding customer Dollar General for their commitment to veterans,
members of the U.S. military and their families across the country,"
said Douglas. "Dollar General exemplifies the gold standard in honoring
and celebrating our nation's servicemen and women, and we salute them as
a Coca-Cola President's Veterans Recognition Award recipient."
As part of Coca-Cola's annual Veterans Day employee celebration, which
will be centered around the theme of Honoring Military Women and
Families this year, Dollar General also plans to present the USO of
Georgia with a $10,000 donation.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
over 75 years. 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 everyday
low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated
14,000 stores in 44 states as of August 19, 2017. In addition to high
quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's
most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes,
Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General
Mills, and PepsiCo.
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General Public Relations
Media Hotline: 1-877-944-DGPR (3477)
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