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Jan 2, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 2, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that the Company has obtained extensions to previously announced waivers from its bank lenders under its outstanding financing agreements. Under the terms of the extensions, the bank lenders extended the time for receipt of the Compan...
Jan 10, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the five-week fiscal period ended January 4, 2002, equaled $725.5 million compared with $644.4 million for the five-week period ended December 29, 2000, an increase of 12.6 percent. Because of the Company's 53-week fiscal year ...
Jan 14, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is scheduled to host a conference call on Monday, January 14, 2002, at 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss its audited financial results for its 2000 fiscal year, audited restated financial results for its 1998 and 1999 fiscal years, and unaudited results for the fi...
Jan 14, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tennessee - January 14, 2002 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported that net income for the 39-week period ended November 2, 2001, increased 7.1 percent to $110.1 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared with $102.8 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the 39-week period ended October 27, 2000. ...
Jan 14, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today its audited restated financial statements for its fiscal years ended February 2, 2001 ("2000"), January 28, 2000 ("1999"), and January 29, 1999 ("1998"), and is filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on ...
Feb 7, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 7, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported same-store sales increased 6.4 percent for the four-week period ended February 1, 2002, compared with the four-week period ended February 2, 2001. Total sales for the same four-week period increased 17.3 percent. Because of t...
Feb 18, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it intends to webcast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The meeting will be held at the Goodlettsville City Hall auditorium in Goodlettsville, Tennessee on Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. CST. The webcast...
Mar 7, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 7, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the four-week period ended March 1, 2002, equaled $428.4 million compared with $367.2 million last year, an increase of 16.7 percent. Same-store sales for the February period increased 7.7 percent compa...
Mar 18, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported that net income for 2001 increased 193.8 percent to $207.5 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared with $70.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share in 2000. Net income in 2001 would have increased 32.9 percent over 20...
Mar 18, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - March 18, 2002 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable April 15, 2002, to common shareholders of record on April 1, 2002.In addition, the Company announced that it would hold and webcast its 2002 annual meeting of shareholders ...
Mar 18, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is scheduled to host a conference call on Monday, March 18, 2002, at 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss its audited financial results for its 2001 fiscal year.If you wish to participate, please call (312) 470-7474 at least ten minutes be...
Mar 26, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 26, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is hosting its 2002 Analyst Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee today. In addition to providing management presentations regarding its strategy and 2002 initiatives, the Company intends to reaffirm financial guidance provided in its earnings r...
Apr 4, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 4, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced it has named James D. Robbins to its Board of Directors. Mr. Robbins has been appointed to serve on Dollar General's audit committee.Chairman and CEO Cal Turner, Jr. made the announcement saying, "Jim Robbins has an ex...
Apr 5, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 5, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the Banc of America Consumer Q&A Forum in New York City on Monday, April 8, 2002, beginning at 11:40 a.m. EDT. A web cast of the presentation will be available on the Company's website...
Apr 10, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 10, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Officials at Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) responded today to Moody's Investors Service's downgrade of Dollar General's long-term rating from Ba1 to Ba2."We are disappointed by Moody's decision," said Jim Hagan, Dollar General executive vice president and c...
Apr 11, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 11, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the five-week period ended April 5, 2002, equaled $533.7 million compared with $461.3 million last year, an increase of 15.7 percent. Same-store sales for the March period increased 6.9 percent compare...
Apr 17, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 17, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today the signing of a $450 million fully underwritten bank commitment with SunTrust Bank and SunTrust Capital Markets. The company intends to use the proceeds along with its excess cash to refinance its existing bank facilities ...
May 9, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 9, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the four-week period ended May 3, 2002, equaled $427.2 million compared with $373.5 million last year, an increase of 14.4 percent. Same-store sales for the April period increased 5.5 percent compared w...
May 24, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it intends to webcast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The meeting will be held at the Goodlettsville City Hall auditorium in Goodlettsville, Tennessee on Monday, June 3, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. The webcast will be...
May 30, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of 2002.If you wish to participate, please call (630) 395-0020 at least ten minutes before the conference call is schedul...
May 30, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported that net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 increased 26.8 percent to $45.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with $36.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2001. The Compa...
Jun 3, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 3, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will webcast its Annual Meeting of Shareholders today at 10:00 a.m. CST. The webcast will be available on the Company's website at "http://www.dollargeneral.com ."As of May 3, 2002, Dollar General operated 5,731 neighborhood sto...
Jun 3, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable July 1, 2002, to common shareholders of record on June 17, 2002.As of May 3, 2002, Dollar General operated 5,731 neighborhood stores in 27 states with distri...
Jun 3, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 3, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced it has named David L. Bere to its Board of Directors.Chairman and CEO Cal Turner, Jr. made the announcement saying, "Dave Bere is an experienced executive who understands senior management dynamics of both small and la...
Jun 6, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 6, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the four-week period ended May 31, 2002, equaled $446.1 million compared with $375.5 million last year, an increase of 18.8 percent. Same-store sales for the May period increased 9.6 percent compared wi...
Jun 19, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 19, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the William Blair & Company 2002 Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, June 26, 2002, beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT. A web cast of the presentation will be a...
Jun 24, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has completed the financing of its previously announced $450 million revolving credit facility with a syndicate of lenders led by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as Sole Lead Arranger; SunTrust Bank as Administration Age...
Jul 11, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 11, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five- week period ended July 5, 2002, equaled $573.4 million compared with $473.8 million last year, an increase of 21.0 percent. Same-store sales for the June period increased 11.8 percent co...
Jul 30, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 30, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announces the appointment of Susan S. Lanigan as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.Chairman and CEO Cal Turner made the announcement saying, "Susan comes with great academic, corporate and legal credential...
Aug 8, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the July four-week period ended August 2, 2002, equaled $434.3 million compared with $375.6 million last year, an increase of 15.6 percent. Same-store sales for the July period increased 6.6 percent compared with a 6.6...
Aug 13, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 13, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable September 9, 2002, to common shareholders of record on August 26, 2002. As of August 2, 2002, Dollar General operated 5,891 neighborhood sto...
Aug 26, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 26, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to release results for the second quarter after market close on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, one day earlier than previously announced.A one-hour conference call is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2002, beginning at 10:...
Aug 28, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2002 of $42.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, an increase of 56.3 percent compared to $27.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. In the second quarter of...
Sep 5, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 5, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the August four- week period ended August 30, 2002, equaled $454.7 million compared with $393.3 million last year, an increase of 15.6 percent. Same-store sales for the August period increased 6....
Sep 16, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 16, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has formed a special committee to search for a Chief Executive Officer to succeed current CEO Cal Turner, Jr. The Committee is comprised of three members of the Company's Board of Directors and Mr. Turner....
Sep 24, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced a series of officer-level promotions in the human resources, merchandising support and transportation departments. They are as follows: Melissa Buffington has been promoted to senior vice president of human development and pl...
Sep 27, 2002
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sep 27, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Today, representatives of Dollar General Corporation, local and state officials, and residents of Bowling Green celebrated the grand opening of Dollar General's 6,000th store in Bowling Green, Kentucky."This occasion of our 6,000th store is a wonderful opportunity for...
Oct 10, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 10, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the September five-week period ended October 4, 2002, equaled $567.6 million compared with $497.0 million last year, an increase of 14.2 percent. Same-store sales for the September period increa...
Oct 14, 2002
Thank you for visiting Dollar General Corporation's website for the weekly sales update. As a reminder, the Company intends to discontinue weekly sales releases beginning in November. Dollar General is scheduled to report October sales results on Thursday, November 7.This update reflects performance through the first week of the October...
Oct 19, 2002
Thank you for visiting Dollar General Corporation's website for the weekly sales update. As a reminder, the Company intends to discontinue weekly sales releases beginning in November. Dollar General is scheduled to report October sales results on Thursday, November 7.This update reflects performance through the second week of the Octobe...
Oct 24, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation at the Johnson Rice Consumer Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, October 28, 2002, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. CST. A live web cast of the Dollar General presentation will be available on the Compa...
Oct 28, 2002
Thank you for visiting Dollar General Corporation's website for the weekly sales update. As a reminder, the Company intends to discontinue weekly sales releases beginning in November. Dollar General is scheduled to report October sales results on Thursday, November 7.This update reflects performance through the third week of the October...
Nov 7, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the October four- week period ended November 1, 2002, equaled $475.4 million compared with $418.4 million last year, an increase of 13.6 percent. Same-store sales for the October period increased 4.5 perc...
Nov 7, 2002
Thank you for calling Dollar General Corporation. This sales update is for the four-week period of October ended November 1, 2002. Total retail sales for the four-week period ended November 1, 2002, equaled $475.4 million compared with $418.4 million last year, an increase of 13.6 percent. Same-store sales for the October period in...
Nov 11, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.032 per share, payable January 16, 2003, to common shareholders of record on January 2, 2003.As of November 1, 2002, Dollar General operated 6,076 stores in 27 states....
Nov 11, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), at its regularly scheduled meeting today, named Donald S. Shaffer as acting CEO of the Company, effective November 12, 2002. Shaffer will also continue as President and Chief Operating Officer. Cal Turner will serve as Chairman ...
Dec 5, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the November four-week period ended November 29, 2002, equaled $522.4 million compared with $478.8 million last year, an increase of 9.1 percent. Same-store sales for the November period increased 0.5 per...
Dec 26, 2002
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2002 of $68.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, an increase of 46.7 percent compared to net income of $46.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2001...
Jan 9, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the December five-week period ended January 3, 2003, equaled $807.4 million compared with $725.5 million last year, an increase of 11.3 percent. Same-store sales for the December period increased 2.3 perc...
Feb 6, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 6, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the January four-week period ended January 31, 2003, equaled $429.9 million compared with $381.5 million last year, an increase of 12.7 percent. Same-store sales for the January period increased ...
Mar 6, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 6, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the February four-week period ended February 28, 2003, equaled $476.3 million compared with $428.4 million last year, an increase of 11.2 percent. Same-store sales for the February period increas...
Mar 10, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 81 stores in the four-week period ended February 28, 2003. With these additional stores, as of February 28, 2003, the Company operated 6,192 stores.The 81 newest store locations include five in Alabama; four in Florida; fiv...
Mar 13, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 13, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.035 per share, payable April 17, 2003, to common shareholders of record on April 3, 2003. This dividend declaration is a 9.4% increase from the Company's previous quarte...
Mar 17, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 17, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported fiscal 2002 net income of $264.9 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, an increase of 28 percent compared to net income of $207.5 million, or $0.62 per diluted share in 2001. During the year, the Company recorded net restatem...
Apr 2, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 2, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 32nd Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Monday, April 7, 2003, beginning at 4:25 p.m. EDT. A Web cast of the Company's presentation will be avai...
Apr 3, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The board of directors of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that former Reebok Brand president and CEO David A. Perdue, Jr., has been named chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors effective April 2, 2003. Perdue was formerly chairman and chief ...
Apr 7, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 84 stores in the five-week period ended April 4, 2003. With these additional stores, as of April 4, 2003, the Company operated 6,273 stores. The 84 newest store locations include 15 in Alabama; one in Arkansas; four in Florida;...
Apr 10, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the March five- week period ended April 4, 2003, equaled $602.5 million compared with $533.7 million last year, an increase of 12.9 percent. Same-store sales for the March period increased 4.2 percent com...
May 7, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that Donald S. Shaffer, President and Chief Operating Officer, has resigned effective May 7, 2003 to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Shaffer had been President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2001. He also served as Acting...
May 8, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the April four- week period ended May 2, 2003, equaled $490.3 million compared with $427.2 million last year, an increase of 14.8 percent. Same-store sales for the April period increased 5.9 percent compared...
May 8, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 8, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reports opening 58 stores in the four-week period ended May 2, 2003. With these additional stores, the company operated 6,329 stores. For the thirteen-week period ended May 2, 2003, the company opened 223 new stores and closed seven stores....
May 23, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is scheduled to announce earnings for the first quarter ended May 2, 2003, on Thursday, May 29, 2003. The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the quarter's results. The passcode for the c...
May 29, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 29, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported that net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2003 increased 31.4 percent to $60.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared with $45.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2002. The Comp...
Jun 2, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors elected David A. Perdue chairman of the board, as previously anticipated. Mr. Perdue joined the Company on April 2, 2003 as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. ...
Jun 5, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 5, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the May four-week period ended May 30, 2003, equaled $507.2 million compared with $446.1 million last year, an increase of 13.7 percent. Same-store sales for the May period increased 4.9 perce...
Jun 5, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 58 stores in the four-week period ended May 30, 2003. In the first four months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 281 stores. With these additional stores, as of May 30, 2003, the company operated 6,379 stores.The 58 newest ...
Jun 12, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 12, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will present to the investment community at three upcoming conferences in June. Webcasts of each presentation can be accessed live on Dollar General's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com by clicking on the home page spotlight item. ...
Jul 10, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five- week period ended July 4, 2003, equaled $649.7 million compared with $573.4 million last year, an increase of 13.3 percent. Same-store sales for the June period increased 4.4 per...
Jul 10, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 58 stores in the five-week period ended July 4, 2003. In the first five months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 339 stores. With these additional stores, as of July 4, 2003, the Company operated 6,425 stores....
Aug 7, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 7, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the July four- week period ended August 1, 2003, equaled $494.1 million compared with $434.3 million last year, an increase of 13.8 percent. Same-store sales for the July period increased 4.9 pe...
Aug 7, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 7, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 61 stores in the four-week period ended August 1, 2003. In the first six months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 400 stores. With these additional stores, as of August 1, 2003, the Company operated 6,479 stores....
Aug 26, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.035 per share, payable October 16, 2003, to common shareholders of record on October 2, 2003.Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount ...
Aug 28, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 28, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2003 of $59.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to $42.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2002, an increase of 41.5 percent. Excludi...
Aug 28, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 28, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it has named Lawrence V. Jackson as its new President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 22, 2003. Mr. Jackson will report to David A. Perdue, Chairman and CEO. Mr. Jackson will be responsible for oversee...
Sep 4, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the August four- week period ended August 29, 2003, equaled $514.7 million compared with $454.7 million last year, an increase of 13.2 percent. Same-store sales for the August period increased 4.5 percent ...
Sep 4, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 4, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reports opening 45 stores in the four-week period ended August 29, 2003. In the first seven months of the current fiscal year, the Company has opened 445 stores. With these additional stores, as of August 29, 2003, the Company operated 6,51...
Sep 16, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Last night, Retail Merchandiser Magazine presented former Dollar General Chairman and CEO Cal Turner with the Lifetime Achievement Award at International Mass Retail Association's annual convention in Orlando, Florida, in recognition of his contributions to the company founded by his father ...
Sep 17, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 17, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), announced that it has awarded $550,000 in grants to 110 non-profit organizations across the company's 27-state market area. The grants went to non-profit literacy prov...
Sep 19, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 19, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the appointment of Kathleen Guion as its new Executive Vice President, Store Operations, effective October 20, 2003.Chairman and CEO David Perdue made the announcement saying, "Kathleen brings a wealth of operat...
Oct 9, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the September five-week period ended October 3, 2003, equaled $638.8 million compared with $567.6 million last year, an increase of 12.5 percent. Same-store sales for the September period increa...
Oct 9, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 78 stores in the five-week period ended October 3, 2003. With these additional stores, as of October 3, 2003, the Company operated 6,580 stores.The 78 newest store locations include two in Alabama; two in Arkansas; six in Fl...
Nov 6, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the October four- week period ended October 31, 2003, equaled $531.9 million compared with $475.4 million last year, an increase of 11.9 percent. Same-store sales for the October period increased 3.1 percent...
Nov 6, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) reports opening 78 stores in the four-week period ended October 31, 2003. With these additional stores, as of October 31, 2003, the Company operated 6,653 stores.The 78 newest store locations include six in Alabama; eight in Florida; seven in G...
Nov 10, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that it is beginning construction to expand its South Boston Distribution Center in Virginia. The expansion is expected to generate approximately 100 new jobs. Construction will begin this month at the distribution center, which is located at 32...
Nov 17, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it expects to open approximately 660 new stores in its current fiscal year and plans to open approximately 675 new Dollar General stores in its upcoming fiscal year beginning January 31, 2004. While most of these new stores...
Dec 2, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.035 per share, payable January 16, 2004, to common shareholders of record on January 2, 2004.Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount r...
Dec 4, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2003 of $77.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $68.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2002, an increase of 13.6 percent. Excluding restatement-rela...
Dec 4, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the November four-week period ended November 28, 2003, equaled $575.3 million compared with $522.4 million last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. Same-store sales for the November period increased 1.7 percent compared...
Dec 4, 2003
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reports opening 66 stores in the four-week period ended November 28, 2003. With these additional stores, as of November 28, 2003, the Company operated 6,709 stores. To date, the Company has opened 667 stores this fiscal year.The 66 newest store locations i...
Jan 7, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2004 Prudential Equity Group Retailing Conference on Tuesday, January 13, 2004, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live at 3 p.m. ET on th...
Jan 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As previously disclosed by Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been conducting an investigation related to Dollar General's January 14, 2002 restatement of its financial results for the Company's fiscal years 1998 through 2000. Do...
Jan 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the December five-week period ended January 2, 2004, equaled $911.0 million compared with $807.4 million last year, an increase of 12.8 percent. Same-store sales for the December period increased 4.3 percent compa...
Jan 13, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As previously disclosed, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is involved in a purported collective action lawsuit, Brown v. Dolgencorp, Inc. and Dollar General Corporation, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama involving claims that the Company's c...
Jan 27, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 27, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it intends to begin construction this month to expand its distribution center in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The expansion is expected to generate approximately 100 new jobs. The construction at the distribution center located ...
Feb 5, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 5, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the January four-week period ended January 30, 2004, equaled $480.2 million compared with $429.9 million last year, an increase of 11.7 percent. Same-store sales for the January period increased 3.1...
Feb 12, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 12, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- In a move to further enhance the Company's distribution network, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has selected Union County, South Carolina as the site of its newest distribution center, the Company's eighth. The Company plans to build a 1.1 millio...
Mar 4, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced plans to celebrate the grand openings of its first stores in New Mexico and Wisconsin. The three New Mexico locations grand open on Saturday, March 6 at 9 a.m., with activities continuing through Sunday, March 7, while the Wisconsin Do...
Mar 4, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the February four-week period ended February 27, 2004, equaled $533.9 million compared with $476.3 million last year, an increase of 12.1 percent. Same-store sales for the February period increased 3.8 percent com...
Mar 12, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.040 per share, payable April 15, 2004, to common shareholders of record on April 1, 2004. This dividend declaration is a 14.3 percent increase from the Company's previous quarterly divide...
Mar 15, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that James J. Hagan will be leaving the Company after a reasonable transition period. Mr. Hagan has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since joining Dollar General in March 2001."Jim Ha...
Mar 15, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported fiscal 2003 net income of $301.0 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, an increase of 13.6 percent compared to net income of $264.9 million, or $0.79 per diluted share in 2002. Excluding the following restatement-related items, net inco...
Mar 18, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2004 Merrill Lynch Retailing Leaders/Household Products and Cosmetics Conference on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, beginning at 4 p.m. EST. A live webcast of this presentation and supporting slides ...
Apr 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 8, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the March five-week period ended April 2, 2004, equaled $672.9 million compared with $602.5 million last year, an increase of 11.7 percent. Same-store sales for the March period increased 3.2 percen...
Apr 13, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that its Board of Directors has nominated J. Neal Purcell, retired partner of KPMG, LLP, for election to the Board at the Company's May 25th Annual Shareholders' meeting in Tennessee.Mr. Purcell served on KPMG's Board of Direc...
Apr 15, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a written trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to facilitate the repurchase of its common stock pursuant to the Company's previously announced share repurchase auth...
Apr 23, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will present to the investment community at two upcoming conferences. Webcasts and supporting slides of each presentation can be accessed live on Dollar General's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com , in the "Investing" section at "Conference calls an...
May 6, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 6, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the April four- week period ended April 30, 2004, equaled $541.1 million compared with $490.3 million last year, an increase of 10.4 percent. Same-store sales for the April period increased 2.1 perc...
May 10, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 10, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that David M. Tehle, 47, will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 7, 2004. Mr. Tehle, who will report to David A. Perdue, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO, is currently E...
May 20, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 20, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has completed the purchases of shares authorized by its recently announced written trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The 10b5-1 plan automatically terminated when the Company pu...
May 25, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share, payable July 15, 2004, to common shareholders of record on July 1, 2004. About Dollar General Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount reta...
May 27, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported that net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 increased 12.5 percent to $67.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared with $60.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2003. Net sales...
Jun 3, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - June 3, 2004 - Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the May four-week period ended May 28, 2004, equaled $568.2 million compared with $507.2 million last year, an increase of 12.0 percent. Same-store sales for the May period increased 4.0 percent. The average customer purchase in Ma...
Jun 28, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is celebrating the grand opening of its landmark 7,000th store on July 1, 2004, in Clovis, N.M. Citing the significance of the occasion, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO, David Perdue, commented, "The achievement of opening our 7,000th Doll...
Jul 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five-week period ended July 2, 2004, equaled $715.6 million compared with $649.7 million last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. Same-store sales for the June period increased 2.3 percent. The average custo...
Jul 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five-week period ended July 2, 2004, equaled $715.6 million compared with $649.7 million last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. Same-store sales for the June period increased 2.3 percent. The average customer p...
Jul 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five-week period ended July 2, 2004, equaled $715.6 million compared with $649.7 million last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. Same-store sales for the June period increased 2.3 percent. The average customer p...
Jul 8, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five-week period ended July 2, 2004, equaled $715.6 million compared with $649.7 million last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. Same-store sales for the June period increased 2.3 percent. The average cus...
Jul 9, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2004 CIBC World Markets Fourth Annual Consumer Growth Conference on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, beginning at 11:10 a.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed l...
Jul 9, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2004 CIBC World Markets Fourth Annual Consumer Growth Conference on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, beginning at 11:10 a.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live o...
Aug 5, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the July four-week period ended July 30, 2004, equaled $552.6 million compared with $494.3 million last year, an increase of 11.8 percent. Same-store sales for the July period increased 3.6 percent. The average c...
Aug 24, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 24, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share, payable October 14, 2004, to common shareholders of record on September 30, 2004. About Dollar General Dollar General is a Fortune 500...
Aug 26, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported diluted earnings per share of $0.22 for the second quarter of fiscal 2004 compared to $0.18 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2003. Net income for the quarter increased 19 percent to $71.3 million in 2004 compared to $59....
Sep 2, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the August four-week period ended August 27, 2004, equaled $570.7 million compared with $514.7 million last year, an increase of 10.9 percent. Same-store sales for the August period increased 2.8 percent. The avera...
Oct 7, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the September five-week period ended October 1, 2004, equaled $717.5 million compared with $638.8 million last year, an increase of 12.3 percent. Same-store sales for the September period increased 4.2 percent. The...
Oct 11, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced today that its President and Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Jackson resigned, effective October 8, 2004, to accept a position with another company."We wish Lawrence the best of luck," commented Dollar General's Chairman and Chief Exec...
Oct 22, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2004 Johnson Rice Consumer Conference on Monday, October 25, 2004, beginning at 8:45 a.m. CDT. The Company plans to discuss its year-to-date financial results through the second quarter of fiscal 2...
Nov 4, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the October four-week period ended October 29, 2004, equaled $591.0 million compared with $531.9 million last year, an increase of 11.1 percent. Same-store sales for the October period increased 3.0 percent. The aver...
Dec 1, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 of $71.1 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $77.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2003. As a reminder, financial results for the ...
Dec 2, 2004
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2004--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the four-week period ended November 26, 2004, equaled $643.5 million compared with $575.4 million last year, an increase of 11.8 percent. Same-store sales for the November period increased 3.4 percent. The average c...
Jan 6, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the five-week period ended December 31, 2004, equaled $1.007 billion compared with $911 million last year, an increase of 10.5 percent. Same-store sales for the December period increased 1.7 percent. The average cus...
Jan 6, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced a $300,000 pledge to help tsunami victims in South Asia recover from one of the biggest natural disasters in modern history.Dollar General pledged the funds to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund), which i...
Jan 21, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2005--Dollar General (NYSE:DG) today announced that it is sponsoring race car #34 in the NASCAR Busch Series, which begins in Daytona, Florida on February 19, 2005.Former Busch Series Champion Randy LaJoie will drive the car, owned by Frank Cicci Racing with Jim Kelly, the National Footba...
Jan 26, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, TENN. (January 26, 2005)-- Dollar General, one of the country's fastest-growing retailers, is kicking off the hiring process for 525 jobs at its new distribution center in Jonesville, S.C. on Monday, January 31.Jobseekers may apply for the jobs online at www.sctechjobs.com, or in person at the Union National Guard Armory...
Jan 27, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today commented on an article published January 19, 2005 on Mergermarket.com that stated that Dollar General is seeking to acquire a chain of convenience stores or grocery stores during the next year. In fact, the Company has no current plans to make such an...
Jan 27, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., January 27, 2005 - Leslie Parrish, a homemaker and mother of four from Raceland, Louisiana, has never won anything in her life, let alone a new car.That all changes today when she drives home a brand new Mustang Convertible GT off the parking lot of Dollar General. "I've filled out a sweepstakes entry ...
Feb 3, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the January four-week period ended January 28, 2005, equaled $547.4 million compared with $480.2 million last year, an increase of 14.0 percent. Same-store sales for the January period increased 5.1 percent. The av...
Feb 23, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 23, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that, like many retailers, it is reviewing its accounting practices with respect to leasing transactions. Many restaurant and retail companies have recently announced that they are revising their accounting practices for leases as a result o...
Mar 3, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the February four-week period ended February 25, 2005, equaled $607.9 million compared with $533.9 million last year, an increase of 13.9 percent. For the February period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were ...
Mar 16, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.04 per share, payable April 14, 2005, to common shareholders of record on March 31, 2005.About Dollar GeneralDollar General is a Fortune 500&...
Mar 17, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2005. Net income for the 2004 fourth quarter increased 31 percent to $133.9 million, or $.41 per share on a diluted basis. Full year 2004 net income in...
Mar 17, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2005 Merrill Lynch Retailing Leaders and Household Products and Cosmetics Conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, beginning at 12:00 p.m. EST. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides ...
Apr 5, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 05, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2005 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 34th Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Monday, April 11, 2005, beginning at 11:45 a.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be acce...
Apr 7, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the March five-week period ended April 1, 2005, equaled $756.2 million compared with $672.9 million last year, an increase of 12.4 percent. For the March period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were open both ...
Apr 7, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that it has reached a final settlement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") regarding the January 14, 2002 restatement of the Company's financial results for its fiscal years 1998 through 2000.Cons...
Apr 14, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 14, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has adopted a written trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to facilitate the repurchase of its common stock pursuant to the Company's previously announced share repurchase authorization. A broker or b...
Apr 22, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the Lehman Brothers Eighth Annual Retail Seminar on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, beginning at 11:45 a.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live at 11:45 a.m. EDT th...
May 5, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the April four-week period ended April 29, 2005, equaled $613.5 million compared with $541.1 million last year, an increase of 13.4 percent. For the April period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were open both at...
May 10, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced plans to build a distribution center in Marion, Indiana. It will be the ninth facility in the growing retailer's distribution network.Pending final documentation and all required governmental approvals, the company plans to build a...
May 24, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.045 per share, payable July 14, 2005, to common shareholders of record on June 30, 2005. This dividend declaration is a 12.5 percent increase from the Company's previous quarterly dividend...
May 26, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.20 for the quarter ended April 29, 2005, compared with EPS of $0.20 for the prior year quarter ended April 30, 2004. Net income for the first quarter of 2005 was $64.9 million, 4.3 percent below ne...
Jun 2, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the May four-week period ended May 27, 2005, equaled $640.6 million compared with $568.2 million last year, an increase of 12.8 percent. For the May period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were open both at the...
Jun 8, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) will present to the investment community at two upcoming conferences. Webcasts and supporting slides of each presentation can be accessed live on Dollar General's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com, in the "Investing" section at "Conference calls and Inv...
Jul 7, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the CIBC World Markets Consumer Growth Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, beginning at 11:10 a.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live through the Company'...
Jul 7, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five-week period ended July 1, 2005, equaled $808.6 million compared with $715.6 million last year, an increase of 13.0 percent. For the June period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were open both at t...
Aug 4, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the July four-week period ended July 29, 2005, equaled $617.1 million compared with $552.6 million last year, an increase of 11.7 percent. For the July period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were open both at ...
Aug 18, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 18, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has named Challis M. Lowe as its executive vice president of human resources. Lowe previously served as the executive vice president responsible for human resources, corporate communications and public affairs at Miami-based Ryder System, Inc. Sh...
Aug 23, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.045 per share, payable October 13, 2005, to common shareholders of record on September 29, 2005.Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount ...
Aug 25, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 of $75.6 million, or $0.23 per share, compared to net income of $71.3 million, or $0.22 per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2004. Earnings per share ("EPS") for the quarter i...
Sep 1, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the Goldman Sachs 12th Annual Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, beginning at 2:45 p.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live through ...
Sep 1, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the August four-week period ended August 26, 2005, equaled $624.0 million compared with $570.7 million last year, an increase of 9.3 percent. For the August period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that ...
Sep 2, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2005--Reaching out to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today pledged at least $200,000 to support the relief efforts of the American Red Cross.The gift will be a combination of cash and merchandise for the recovery of areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ka...
Sep 30, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that its board of directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to 10 million shares of its outstanding common stock. Purchases may be made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time subject to market co...
Oct 4, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2005-- Pink Bracelets and Magnets Will Also be Sold in Dollar General Stores to Support Programs for Low-Income Women Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) officially kicks off its campaign to help support early detection and treatment of breast cancer among low-income wo...
Oct 6, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today reported total retail sales for the September 5-week period ended September 30, 2005, equaled $794.0 million compared with $717.5 million last year, an increase of 10.7 percent. For the September period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were op...
Oct 11, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) will make a presentation to the investment community during the Bear Stearns Retail Investor Outing on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, beginning at 12:00 noon EDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live through the Comp...
Oct 18, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced today that its former Chairman and CEO Cal Turner, Jr. will retire from his position as Advisor to the Board on October 31, 2005.Turner, who stepped down from the CEO position in November, 2002, and as Chairman of the Board in June, 200...
Oct 20, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2005--Strengthening its apparel offerings, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has added Fisher-Price and Bobbie Brooks, two well-established brands, to its apparel assortment.This fall, shoppers will find a high value line of infant and toddler fashions by Fisher-Price...
Oct 20, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 20, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the Johnson Rice & Company 5th Annual Consumer Conference on Monday, October 24, 2005, beginning at 8:00 a.m. CDT. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live throu...
Nov 3, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 03, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the October four-week period ended October 28, 2005, equaled $639.9 million compared with $591.0 million last year, an increase of 8.3 percent. For the October period, same-store sales, or sales in stores that were open...
Nov 4, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 04, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced that it will sponsor Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No.77 car, driven by rising star Burney Lamar, in the 2006 Busch Series. Owner Kevin Harvick, who also drives in the Nextel Cup Series, is among the most popular figures in NASCAR. He handpicked and ...
Nov 18, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.045 per share, payable January 12, 2006, to common shareholders of record on December 29, 2005.About Dollar GeneralDollar General is a Fortune 500...
Nov 22, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 22, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 of $64.4 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to net income of $71.1 million, or $0.22 per share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2004. In 2005, the Company increased the number of depart...
Nov 23, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the JPMorgan Consumer and Retail Holiday Conference on Tuesday, November 29, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST. A webcast of this presentation and supporting slides can be accessed live through the Company's...
Nov 28, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today named Beryl Buley division president of merchandising and supply chain, effective December 1, 2005. In this role, Buley will oversee Dollar General's merchandising strategies, assuming the responsibilities of Stonie O'Briant who has a...
Dec 1, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the November four-week period ended November 25, 2005, equaled $686.3 million compared with $643.5 million last year, an increase of 6.7 percent. For the November period, same-store sales, or sales in stores ...
Dec 2, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2005--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) will be making holiday dreams come true for children and families in need as a national corporate sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Dollar General donated $125,000 to the foundation and will be collecting toys in most of its stores....
Dec 9, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 09, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that Kathleen Guion has been promoted to division president of store operations and store development. Guion, who joined the company in 2003 as executive vice president of store operations, reports to CEO David Perdue. She is now ...
Dec 22, 2005
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 22, 2005--An immigrant from Ukraine and a career English teacher received top honors from Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for their inspiring efforts to make the American dream come to life. Dollar General honored Sister Mary Ellen Garvey, Godfrey, Ill., as literacy tutor of the year and...
Jan 5, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2006--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the December five-week period ended December 30, 2005, equaled $1.049 billion compared with $1.007 billion last year, an increase of 4.2 percent. For the December period, same-store sales decreased 2.8 percen...
Feb 9, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – February 9, 2006 – Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales equaled $745.8 million for its five-week January period ended February 3, 2006 compared with $547.4 million for its four-week January period ended January 28, 2005. Excluding the extra week in the most recent year's resu...
Feb 27, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2006--Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG - News), a Fortune 500 discount retailer, is opening its 8,000th store, located in Mission, Texas, on March 3. This milestone further distinguishes Dollar General as the retailer with the largest number of company-owned and company-operated stores in the Uni...
Mar 2, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – March 2, 2006 – Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the four-week period ended February 24, 2006, equaled $645.7 million compared to $607.9 million last year, an increase of 6.2 percent. For the four-week period, same-store sales decreased 0.5 percent compared to a 5.5 p...
Mar 17, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 17, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable April 20, 2006, to common shareholders of record on April 6, 2006. This dividend declaration is an 11 percent increase from the Company's previous quarterly dividen...
Mar 21, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 21, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported sales and earnings for the quarter and fiscal year ended February 3, 2006 ("fiscal 2005"). Fiscal 2005 was a 53-week year, including 14 weeks in the fourth quarter. Except for the calculation of same-store sales, all comparisons are based on...
Apr 6, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 06, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the five-week period ended March 31, 2006, equaled $793.2 million compared to $756.2 million last year, an increase of 4.9 percent. For the five-week period, same-store sales decreased 1.5 percent compared to a 4.2 per...
Apr 6, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 06, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey's 35th Institutional Investor Conference on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, beginning at 10:25 a.m. EDT. A webcast of this presentation can be accessed live through the Company's W...
Apr 20, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 20, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reinforcing its commitment to help people gain basic literacy skills, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation today announced that it has awarded grants worth more than $2.6 million. The Foundation awarded grants to 243 nonprofit organizations assisting 83,463 individuals and families in co...
May 4, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 04, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the April four-week period ended April 28, 2006, equaled $697.0 million compared to $613.5 million last year, an increase of 13.6 percent. For the April period, same-store sales increased 6.9 percent compared to an inc...
May 8, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 08, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has appointed James W. Thorpe to senior vice president and general merchandise manager of seasonal, home and apparel. Thorpe will lead the buying team in the key non-consumable categories. Along with Rita Branham, a Dollar General veteran who was promo...
May 31, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable July 20, 2006, to common shareholders of record on July 6, 2006. Dollar General is a Fortune 500(R) discount retailer with 8,096 neighborhood stores as of May 2...
Jun 1, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the May four-week period ended May 26, 2006, equaled $687.0 million compared with $640.6 million last year, an increase of 7.2 percent. For the May period, same-store sales increased 1.3 percent compared to an increase...
Jun 1, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported sales and earnings for the first quarter ended May 5, 2006. Net sales were $2.15 billion, an 8.8 percent increase over net sales of $1.98 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2005. The increase in sales primarily reflects the opening of 5...
Jun 9, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 09, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2006 Credit Suisse Consumer and Retail Conference on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT. A web cast of this presentation can be accessed live through the Company's Web site at www....
Jun 14, 2006
Students can get a head start on financing their college education with a unique scholarship essay contest offered by Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Suave. A 100-word essay on what education means to them and a receipt from Dollar General for the purchase of four Suave products are all students need to enter to win a portion of the $300,000 availabl...
Jun 22, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 22, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) will make a presentation to the investment community at William Blair & Company's 26th Annual Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, beginning at approximately 9:50 a.m. CDT. A web cast of this presentation can be accessed live through the Comp...
Jul 6, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 06, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the June five-week period ended June 30, 2006, equaled $876.7 million compared with $808.4 million last year, an increase of 8.5 percent. For the June period, same-store sales increased 2.5 percent compared to an increa...
Jul 7, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 07, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has completed the realignment of its merchandising team as anticipated with several recent leadership appointments, all of whom bring extensive retail experience and expertise. In recent weeks, the company added the following leaders to its merchandisin...
Jul 25, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the appointment of former long-time Credit Suisse executive Richard E. Thornburgh to its board of directors. Thornburgh, 54, is vice chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity investment company, and serves on the board and the risk c...
Aug 3, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the July four-week period ended July 28, 2006, equaled $680.5 million compared with $617.0 million last year, an increase of 10.3 percent. For the July period, same-store sales increased 4.6 percent compared to an incre...
Aug 4, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 04, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced today that the judge in the collective action lawsuit pending against the Company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama issued a ruling during the trial decertifying the class which had consisted of approximately ...
Aug 18, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 18, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it expects to report earnings for its second quarter ended August 4, 2006 in the range of $0.14-$0.15 per share, which is below the Company's previous guidance of $0.18-$0.22 per share provided in June. Dollar General is scheduled to an...
Aug 29, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 29, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable October 19, 2006, to common shareholders of record on October 5, 2006. Dollar General is a Fortune 500(R) discount retailer with 8,178 neighborhood stores as of ...
Aug 31, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income for its second fiscal quarter ended August 4, 2006 of $45.5 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to net income of $75.6 million, or $0.23 per share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. Net sales for the fiscal 2006 second qu...
Aug 31, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 31, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the August four-week period ended August 25, 2006, equaled $687.2 million compared with $624.0 million last year, an increase of 10.1 percent. For the August period, same-store sales increased 4.8 percent compared to an...
Sep 19, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 19, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors extended the term of CEO David Perdue's employment contract to March 31, 2008 and made various other amendments to that agreement. The term of Perdue's employment contract with the Company had been scheduled to ex...
Sep 21, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO & GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 21, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Discount retailer Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG), and Visa USA today announced that consumers will be able to use Visa credit and check cards at more than 8,000 Dollar General stores in 34 states, beginning tomorrow, September 22. "At Dollar General, our goal is to pro...
Oct 5, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 05, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the September five-week period ended September 29, 2006, equaled $839.2 million compared with $794.0 million last year, an increase of 5.7 percent. For the September period, same-store sales increased 0.5 percent compar...
Nov 2, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 02, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the October four-week period ended October 27, 2006, equaled $683.9 million compared with $639.8 million last year, an increase of 6.9 percent. For the October period, same-store sales increased 1.9 percent. By merchand...
Nov 13, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announces its participation in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign. The promotion will kick-off in stores November 18 and conclude on December 9. Thanks and Giving is a unique national program in support of St. Jude Chil...
Nov 29, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 29, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable January 18, 2007, to common shareholders of record on January 4, 2007. Dollar General is a Fortune 500(R) discount retailer with 8,276 neighborhood stores as of ...
Nov 29, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 29, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced plans to focus on upgrading its existing store base and enhancing the store experience for customers by closing a number of stores that do not meet the Company's real estate criteria, decelerating its new store growth rate through fiscal 200...
Nov 29, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 29, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the November four-week period ended November 24, 2006, equaled $735.2 million compared with $686.3 million last year, an increase of 7.1 percent. For the November period, same-store sales increased 2.2 percent. By merch...
Dec 12, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 12, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported a net loss for its third fiscal quarter ended November 3, 2006 of $5.3 million, or $0.02 per share, after recognizing pre-tax costs and charges in the quarter of approximately $79.2 million relating to the elimination of its packaway inventor...
Dec 22, 2006
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 22, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A few dollars will go a long way at Dollar General (NYSE: DG). Now, they'll even go farther. The company will kick off its biggest seasonal clearance sale ever on December 26 with plans for deep discounts to sell through most seasonal merchandise in all stores - a first in the company's his...
Jan 4, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the December five-week period ended December 29, 2006, equaled $1.18 billion compared with $1.05 billion last year, an increase of 12.1 percent. For the December period, same-store sales increased 7.1 percent. By mercha...
Feb 8, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 08, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales equaled $832.1 million for the January five-week period ended February 2, 2007 compared with $745.7 million for the five-week period ended February 3, 2006, an increase of 11.6 percent. Same-store sales for the five-week pe...
Mar 8, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 08, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the four-week period ended March 2, 2007, equaled $695.6 million compared to $645.4 million last year, an increase of 7.8 percent. For the four-week period, same-store sales increased 4.9 percent compared to a 0.5 perce...
Mar 12, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 12, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR") in a transaction with a total value of approximately $7.3 billion, including approximately $380 million of net debt. Under the ter...
Mar 20, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 20, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.05 per share, payable April 19, 2007, to common shareholders of record on April 5, 2007. Fiscal 2006 Earnings Release Dollar General is scheduled to announce earnings for the year...
Mar 26, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income of $137.9 million, or $0.44 per share, for the year ended February 2, 2007 ("fiscal 2006") compared to net income of $350.2 million, or $1.08 per share, for the year ended February 3, 2006 ("fiscal 2005"). For the fourth quarter of...
Mar 29, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 29, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2007 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). This report is available on the Company's website at www.dollargeneral.com under "Investing-Financial reports" and "In...
Apr 12, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 12, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the March five-week period ended April 6, 2007, equaled $904.8 million, an increase of 8.7 percent over sales of $832.7 million for the five-week period ended April 7, 2006. For the five-week period, same-store sales in...
May 10, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 10, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the April four-week period ended May 4, 2007, equaled $674.5 million, an increase of 0.2 percent over sales of $673.3 million for the four-week period ended May 5, 2006. For the fiscal 2007 four-week period, same-store ...
May 16, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 16, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it will hold a special meeting of shareholders on June 21, 2007, at the Goodlettsville City Hall Auditorium, 105 South Main Street, Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 37072 at 10:00 a.m., for the purpose of voting on a proposal to approve the m...
Jun 1, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 01, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is offering race fans and shoppers alike the opportunity to take a ride on easy street with Win a Fast Million - the sweepstakes that offers one lucky winner the chance to win $1 million. The grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to attend th...
Jun 4, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company" or "Dollar General") announced today that Buck Acquisition Corp., a Tennessee corporation ("Buck"), which is indirectly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR"), has commenced a cash tender off...
Jun 7, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 07, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported total retail sales for the May four-week period ended June 1, 2007, equaled $733.1 million, an increase of 6.0 percent over sales of $691.8 million for the four-week period ended June 2, 2006. For the fiscal 2007 four-week period, same-store ...
Jun 7, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 07, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income of $34.9 million, or $0.11 per share, for the first quarter ended May 4, 2007, compared to net income of $47.7 million, or $0.15 per share, for the prior year first quarter ended May 5, 2006. Net sales were $2.28 billion, a 5.8...
Jun 11, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 11, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company or "Dollar General") was advised today by Buck Acquisition Corp., a Tennessee corporation ("Buck"), of its anticipated financing plan relating to the merger (the "Merger") of Buck with and into Dollar General pursuant to the previously announc...
Jun 15, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 15, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that its Board of Directors had unanimously confirmed a decision to express no opinion and remain neutral toward the offer by Buck Acquisition Corp. on June 4, 2007 to purchase any and all of Dollar General's outstanding 8 5/8% Notes due 201...
Jun 18, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company" or "Dollar General") announced today that Buck Acquisition Corp., a Tennessee corporation ("Buck"), which is indirectly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR"), had received consents and tende...
Jun 18, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company" or "Dollar General") announced today that Buck Acquisition Corp., a Tennessee corporation ("Buck"), which is indirectly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR"), has launched an offer of $1.9 b...
Jun 21, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 21, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company") today announced that the proposed merger with Buck Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P. ("KKR") was approved at a special meeting of shareholders held today, June 21, 2007. The Company reported that, of ...
Jun 26, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company" or "Dollar General") announced today that it has been advised by Buck Acquisition Corp., a Tennessee corporation ("Buck"), which is indirectly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR"), that Buc...
Jul 2, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 02, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) (the "Company" or "Dollar General") announced today that it had been advised by Buck Acquisition Corp., a Tennessee corporation ("Buck"), which is indirectly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR"), that Buc...
Jul 3, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (July 3, 2007) – Customers who purchase Colgate toothpaste at Dollar General stores can be sure that they are getting the bonafide product, sourced directly from the Colgate-Palmolive Company. Dollar General is not among the discount retailers involved in a recall of counterfeit toothpaste falsely labeled ...
Jul 6, 2007
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 06, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation ("Dollar General") today announced the completion of its merger with affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co. L.P., GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, Citi Private Equity, and other equity co-investors (collectively, the "Investors"). The total e...
Jan 14, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General today announced that Richard W. Dreiling has been appointed CEO of the 8,000+ store discount chain, effective January 21. Dreiling, a 38-year veteran retailer, most recently served as chairman, president and CEO of New York-based Duane Reade, the largest drug store chain in the N...
Jan 18, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General's fundraising efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reached $1 million over a two-week period, thanks to the generosity of its customers. "Dollar General's mission is 'Serving Others,' and helping the children at St. Jude was one of the ways we chose to serve in 2...
Feb 11, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that took lives, damaged and in many cases destroyed homes in Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Area Red Cross is working quickly to raise funds for the relief effort. The American Red Cross is committed to providing disaster victims with emergency assista...
Feb 14, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Out of an abundance of caution, Dollar General is removing from its shelves this morning Pokemon 10 Valentine Cards and Pops and has placed an immediate nationwide stop sale of the product on its registers after a customer reported finding a metal object in one of the product's candy lollipops ...
Mar 4, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 04, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation announced today that it has extended the expiration date of its offer to exchange up to $1,175,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its registered 10.625% Senior Notes due 2015 and up to $725,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its registered 11.875%/12.625% ...
Mar 25, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 1, 2008 after the close of the market on Thursday, March 27, 2008. In conjunction with the release, the Company will hold a conference call on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:30 a....
Mar 27, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 27, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today reported financial results for its fourth quarter (13 weeks) and fiscal year ended February 1, 2008. Additionally, Rick Dreiling, the Company's recently appointed Chief Executive Officer, discussed the Company's Operating Priorities, which include a series of in...
Apr 10, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced certain senior management changes as part of its refocused operating plan. As previously communicated, Dollar General has begun a series of initiatives intended to build on its proven strengths while also introducing greater operating discipline and a ...
May 14, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is awarding grants totaling $4.9 million to 327 nonprofit organizations in the fight against illiteracy. More than 44 million adults in the U.S., which is the equivalent of the entire population of Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico and New York, read at th...
May 22, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the first quarter ended May 2, 2008 on Monday, June 16, 2008. In conjunction with the release, the Company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. CDT/10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the results. Rick Drei...
Jun 16, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced financial results for the 13-week first quarter ended May 2, 2008. Sales for the quarter were $2.40 billion compared to $2.28 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2007. Same store sales increased 5.4 percent on top of a 2.4 percent same store sal...
Jul 16, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS — July 16, 2008 — Dollar General will be the primary sponsor of Sarah Fisher Racing's (SFR) No. 67 Honda powered Dallara for two upcoming races this year in the IndyCar Series. Driven by IndyCar Series veteran Sarah Fisher, the Dollar General car will make its IndyCar Series debut at Kentucky Speedway on...
Aug 27, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 27, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the second quarter ended August 1, 2008, on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Second Quarter Conference Call In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, Chief Executive Officer, and David Tehle, Chief Financial Off...
Sep 3, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced financial results for the second quarter and 26 weeks ended August 1, 2008. Sales for the quarter increased 11.2 percent to $2.61 billion compared to $2.35 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2007. Same store sales increased 10.1 percent with c...
Sep 25, 2008
MOORESVILLE, NC (September 25, 2008) - Braun Racing and Dollar General Corporation are pleased to announce an agreement in which the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer will continue to serve as primary sponsor of Braun Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 32 Toyota Camry. Dollar General will serve as the primary sponsor of the...
Sep 26, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shop at Dollar General, and you could win a million! Dollar General is offering customers a special opportunity to win with the Shop 'N Win Millionaire Sweepstakes. The retailer will give away $1 million, as well as hundreds of other exciting prizes. The Shop 'N Win Millionaire Sweepstakes begi...
Oct 8, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2008 Wachovia Consumer Growth Conference on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, beginning at approximately 9:15 CDT/10:15 EDT. A web cast of this presentation can be accessed live through the Company's Web site at www...
Oct 9, 2008
MOORESVILLE, NC (October 9, 2008) - Braun Racing and Dollar General Corporation are pleased to announce the driver line-up of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry in 2009. The car will be shared by two drivers who are both familiar faces in the yellow and black Dollar General firesuit. Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers will return ...
Oct 21, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 21, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Christmas arrives early this year at more than 8,300 Dollar General stores in 35 states. The discount retailer is making it easy for customers to get a jump on holiday bargains starting now. Christmas began arriving at Dollar General stores in early October, and bargains galore await early ...
Nov 10, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General will launch a new Web page today that is dedicated entirely to the holidays. The new page at www.dollargeneral.com makes holiday planning quick and easy. "We know that our customers are looking to save time and money this holiday season, and we developed this site with that i...
Nov 11, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General has appointed veteran retail executive Todd J. Vasos to the role of division president and chief merchandising officer for its 8,300 store network. Vasos, 47, will oversee merchandising, marketing and global sourcing for Dollar General starting December 1, and will report to ...
Nov 13, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the third consecutive year, Dollar General Corporation will participate in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign. The campaign kicks off in all stores November 14 and concludes December 7. Since 2006, Dollar General has raised more than $2 million to support t...
Nov 20, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General gets a jump start on Black Friday by promoting bargains all week long. Dollar General's 8,300 stores are featuring special holiday deals a full week ahead of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and Bla...
Nov 24, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 2008, on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, Chief Executive Officer, and David Tehle, Chief Financial Officer, will host a ...
Dec 3, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Richard W. Dreiling to Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Dreiling will continue his role as Chief Executive Officer, a position he assumed in January 2008. "We are delig...
Dec 3, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced financial results for the third quarter and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2008. Sales for the quarter increased 12.4 percent to $2.60 billion compared to $2.31 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2007...
Dec 9, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lending a hand to charitable causes, Dollar General is offering an additional 10 percent discount on volume toy purchases of $250 or more starting today, December 9, at all 8,300 Dollar General stores. The additional discount, taken off the lowest sale price, is designed to ...
Dec 10, 2008
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General, one of the nation's largest discount retailers, today announced that it has begun installing new point of sale equipment that will protect the privacy of Dollar General shoppers with visual impairments. The new devices have tactile keys arranged like a st...
Dec 15, 2008
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. -- December 15, 2008 The following is a press release from Standard & Poor's: NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Dec. 15, 2008--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it revised its outlook on Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corp. to positive from stable. We affirmed all ratin...
Dec 31, 2008
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va., Dec 31, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For retired horse trainer Charlie Bourque, this was no ordinary shopping trip to his favorite Dollar General. This morning, on the eve of a new year, Charlie was prepared to bring home something he never dreamed possible. $1 million. Or $10,000. One of those prizes was ...
Jan 13, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS (January 13, 2009) - Dollar General will extend its sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) into 2009 by serving as the primary sponsor of the No. 67 Honda-powered Dallara for four races, one each at Kansas, Indianapolis, Kentucky and Chicago, driven by IndyCar Series owner/driver Sarah Fisher. "Dollar General is ex...
Feb 4, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 04, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation announced that Rick Dreiling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and John Feray, Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy, are scheduled to make a presentation to the investment community at the Goldman Sachs Second Annual Consumer/Retail...
Feb 10, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today reported total sales of $2.85 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter ended January 30, 2009, an 11.2 percent increase from 2007 fourth quarter sales of $2.56 billion. Same-store sales for the quarter increased 9.4 percent. Sales in the qua...
Mar 20, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 20, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 30, 2009, on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, Chief Executive Officer, and David Tehle, Chief Financial Offi...
Mar 24, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced financial results for the fourth quarter (13 weeks) and fiscal year ended January 30, 2009. In addition, the Company announced that same-store sales increased 15.1 percent in February 2009 compared to an increase of 4.6 percent ...
Apr 1, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On the heels of reporting record sales and operating profit for its fiscal 2008, Dollar General today announced plans to create up to 4,000 jobs in 2009 to support the company's plans to open 450 new stores. The nation's largest retailer by number of company-owned locations, ...
Apr 10, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General is celebrating its sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) in the Indy 500 by offering customers a chance to win a trip to the race and meet IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher. The discount retailer is partnering with AMP and Frito Lay to bring customers the "Ti...
Apr 27, 2009
Kansas City, KS (April 26, 2009) - Dollar General announced today their sponsorship expansion of IndyCar Series driver and team owner Sarah Fisher of Sarah Fisher Racing, LLC (SFR) in 2009. The discount retailer will sponsor Fisher at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS), in addition to their sponsorship of Fisher...
May 14, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation continues its fight against illiteracy by awarding grants totaling $4.8 million to 314 nonprofit organizations that promote literacy and education. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation aims to increase literacy among adults and f...
May 22, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the quarter ended May 1, 2009, on Tuesday morning, June 2, 2009. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and David Tehle, Chief Financial Officer, will ...
May 22, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. today marked Military Appreciation Month by solidifying its commitment to its employees who serve in the military by signing a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve. The Statement of Support confirms that Dollar General joins other ...
Jun 2, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - June 2, 2009 -Dollar General Corporation today announced financial results for the first quarter (13 weeks) ended May 1, 2009. Sales increased 15.7 percent to $2.78 billion in the 2009 first quarter compared to $2.40 billion in the 2008 first quarter.  Same-store sales increased 13.3 percent for the quarter, on...
Jun 8, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2009) - Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corp. will announce its sponsorship of the Grand Ole Opry on stage Tuesday, June 9 during the 8 p.m. segment. Separately, country music star Trace Adkins will be on hand to help announce an exciting sweepstakes launching soon in all Dollar General store...
Jun 25, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 25, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. is offering customers the opportunity to win big this summer with the Big Stage sweepstakes. Country music star Trace Adkins is helping promote the sweepstakes, which kicks-off in all Dollar General stores this weekend on June 28 and runs through Oct...
Jul 7, 2009
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 7, 2009) - Braun Racing is pleased to announce that David Reutimann, Reed Sorenson and Brian Ickler will join Brian Vickers behind the wheel of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry for the remainder of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. Reutimann, a familiar face in the Nationwide Series since 2002,...
Aug 24, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation continues its commitment to promoting literacy and education by awarding grants to schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations through its back-to-school and youth literacy grant programs. Combined, the 746grants will ...
Sep 1, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation plans to report its financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, 2009, on Thursday morning, September 10, 2009. The Company will not be hosting a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results due to legal restrictio...
Sep 10, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today reported net sales of $2.90 billion for its second quarter (13 weeks) ended July 31, 2009, an increase of $292.5 million, or 11.2 percent, over the 2008 second quarter. Same-store sales increased 8.6 percent for the 2009 second quarter fo...
Oct 2, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shoppers who purchase Lysol or Air Wick products at any Dollar General store will help promote literacy in our communities. For every Lysol and Air Wick product purchased at Dollar General from Oct. 2 - Nov. 13, 5 cents will be donated by Reckitt Benckiser to the Dollar ...
Oct 5, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The holidays have arrived at Dollar General with 12 weeks of Christmas kicking off this week in all 8,500 stores across 35 states. In addition to everyday low prices, Dollar General is offering customers an extensive line of holiday merchandise to help them check off their ...
Oct 16, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 16, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reinforcing its commitment to literacy and education, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Unilever, one of the world's largest consumer products companies, presented $80,000 in total grants today to 15 Charlotte-area schools and Speedway Children's Charities at th...
Nov 2, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General is honoring men and women who have served our country in the military with a special discount on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, all veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families will receive a 10 percent discount at Do...
Nov 6, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General's toy department is overflowing this holiday season with hot toys and cool bargains, with nearly 200 items priced for sale at $5 or less, including 75 toys that priced at $1 or less. The discount retailers' toy aisles are filled with name brand toys, incl...
Nov 6, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 06, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General launched a new Web section today that is dedicated entirely to the holidays. The online Christmas solution center, located at www.dollargeneral.com, makes holiday planning quick and easy. "The new section of our Web site is a one-stop site to help our ...
Nov 9, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. has been named to GI Jobs magazine's top 100 military-friendly employers list. The list, drawn from a sample of an estimated 5,000 companies, was created based on criteria such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of...
Nov 11, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 11, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded its Pro Patria award today to Dollar General Corporation. The award was presented as part of the company's Veterans Day ceremony at its Store Support Center. "Dollar General is honored to receive this prestigious award," ...
Nov 12, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 12, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation has priced its initial public offering of 34,100,000 shares of its common stock at $21.00 per share. Dollar General's common shares are expected to begin trading tomorrow, November 13, on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "DG....
Nov 19, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced that the appointments of veteran retailers Warren F. Bryant and William C. Rhodes, III to its board of directors have become effective in conjunction with the completion of the company's initial public offering. With these ...
Nov 23, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is offering customers a chance to break away from their turkeys on Thanksgiving Day and get a head-start on holiday bargains. Dollar General's three-day sale begins Thanksgiving Day at 7 a.m. The discount retailer's more than 8,700 stores will co...
Nov 24, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for the quarter ended October 30, 2009, before the market opens on Thursday, December 10, 2009. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and David ...
Nov 25, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 25, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 'Tis the season for giving, and Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is helping organizations give more this holiday season by offering a discount on bulk toy purchases. Dollar General is giving customers a 10 percent discount on toy purchases of $250 or more. The 10 percent volum...
Dec 10, 2009
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported net income of $75.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for its 13-week third quarter ended October 30, 2009, compared to a net loss of $7.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the comparable 2008 quarter. Net inc...
Jan 6, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today the appointment of David B. Rickard to its board of directors. With this addition, Dollar General's board of directors now comprises seven members. Rickard will also serve as chair of the Company's audit committee. "...
Jan 12, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) announced today that David Beré, its president and chief strategy officer, has decided to retire at the end of the Company's current fiscal year, January 29, 2010. Beré's retirement comes after eight years of service to the Company. He took the ...
Jan 15, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced a $100,000 donation to help victims recover from the devastating earthquakes in Haiti. Dollar General donated the funds to International Red Cross, which has dispatched teams to help the recovery effort. "Dollar General is d...
Feb 4, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG), the nation's largest retailer by number of stores, has announced plans to create approximately 5,000 new jobs this year to support the planned opening of 600 new stores over the next 12 months. The 5,000 anticipated new jobs come on the heels ...
Feb 9, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) is set to reveal the new face of Bobbie Brooks(R), its exclusive women's fashion brand, this spring by launching a companywide model search. Giving its employees the opportunity to step into the spotlight and become a model, Dollar Genera...
Feb 16, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) announced today that its customers are helping St. Jude Children's Research Hospital save the lives of children in communities everywhere by raising more than $1.5 million during the sixth annual Thanks and Giving campaign, a national awar...
Feb 17, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation strengthens its commitment to education and literacy opportunities for the entire family by donating $500,000 to Volunteer USA. The funds will be used to advance family literacy programs in communities throughout Florida, Georgia an...
Mar 3, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 29, 2010, on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Te...
Mar 23, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and Dollar General (NYSE: DG), the nation's largest discount retailer by number of stores, today announced their partnership to increase awareness of autism and raise funds for autism research ...
Mar 24, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General today announced that it will be the exclusive retailer of Rexall brand products. The discount retailer is adding a wide variety of Rexall brand products to its merchandise assortment. "Rexall spent decades caring for generations of families in communities ...
Mar 29, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fans of Hanes(R) will now find their favorite brand of underwear at 8,800 Dollar General stores. "We are proud to broaden our selection of high-quality apparel basics and well-known brands with the addition of Hanes(R)," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief merchandi...
Mar 29, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the promotion of two senior executives, John Flanigan to executive vice president of global supply chain and Bob Ravener to executive vice president and chief people officer. Ravener was previously Dollar General's se...
Mar 31, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Mar 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter (13 weeks) and full year (52 weeks) ended January 29, 2010. Fourth quarter 2009 net income was $87.2 million, or diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.26, compare...
Apr 9, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is making it even easier for customers to save money by accepting coupons printed from the internet. The discount retailer announced today that all of its stores now accept online coupons. "Dollar General remains focused on providing customers ...
Apr 14, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 26.0 million common shares at a price of $27.00 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares were sold by the Company, an...
Apr 22, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Expanding its offering of high-quality apparel basics, Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) introduces a new line of private brand socks, which are now available in all stores. Produced by Gildan Activewear exclusively for Dollar General, Bobbie Brooks(R) socks for women and ...
May 3, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced that it is providing aid to flood victims in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee through merchandise donations to the American Red Cross. The company is donating a variety of supplies to the Red Cross, such as personal hygiene p...
May 5, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is partnering with Reckitt Benckiser and country music star Gretchen Wilson to launch Literacy Rocks. The sweepstakes, which launched May 3 in Dollar General stores, offers customers the opportunity to win an exclusive concert experi...
May 11, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation today announced that it is providing more than $200,000 in cash and merchandise to assist with flood recovery efforts in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Dollar General is donating $90,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 in gift card...
May 14, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Strengthening its commitment to literacy in the communities it calls home, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than $6.7 million in grants to 476 nonprofit organizations and libraries to support adult literacy, family literacy and summer reading pro...
May 25, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., May 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding upcoming webcasts of its 2010 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter 2010 financial results conference call. 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Dollar General plans...
Jun 8, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jun 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter (13 weeks) ended April 30, 2010. Net income was $136.0 million, or diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.39, compared to net income of $83.0 million, or diluted EP...
Jul 8, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The company is one of 15 employers receiving the award in 2010. Instituted in 1996 under then Secretary of Defense William Perry, it is the h...
Jul 14, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, in conjunction with the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and ProLiteracy, launched the National Literacy Directory, which is available online at www.nationalliteracydirectory.org or by phone at 1-877-389-6874. "Th...
Jul 29, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jul 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will return to the state where it all started to celebrate the opening of its 9,000th store on Saturday, July 31, at its newest location in Fountain Run, Ky. This milestone further distinguishes Dollar General as the retailer with th...
Aug 4, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for a new grant program, the waiting list reduction grant. "Adult literacy organizations across the country are facing increased demands for service, while struggling with a ...
Aug 18, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report financial results for its second quarter ended July 30, 2010, on Tuesday morning, August 31, 2010. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, chief financ...
Aug 19, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) is unveiling a new look for its popular women's apparel line bobbie brooks(R) this fall. Arriving in stores this month, the bobbie brooks(R) fall line will be launched by Dollar General employees who will showcase the clothes in advertisin...
Aug 23, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced that it has awarded more than $3 million to 812 schools and nonprofit organizations. The Back-to-School and Youth Literacy grants support literacy and reading programs for young people throughout Dollar General's 35...
Aug 31, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Aug 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter (13 weeks) ended July 30, 2010. Net income was $141.2 million, or diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.41. Excluding a net loss of $6.4 million ($3.9 million aft...
Sep 9, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reed Sorenson, driver of Braun Racing's No. 32 Dollar General car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, is stepping out of his racing suit and into Dollar General's fall fashions. "When I'm not in my race suit, I want to be comfortable," said Sorenson. "The entire line of Op...
Sep 29, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General's (NYSE: DG) racing teams are going pink in October in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To further its support of the cause, Dollar General is donating $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R). "Dollar General is thrilled to once again ...
Sep 30, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is offering customers more than everyday low prices during the upcoming holiday shopping season. This year, Dollar General is giving customers the chance to win $1 million, among other prizes, in the "Country Million" sweepstakes. Country music ...
Oct 8, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General is making it easy for shoppers to get a head-start on preparing for the holidays. Dollar General stores are now brimming with holiday goodies, gifts, home décor and a variety of merchandise to make the holidays bright. "Customers will be excited about the...
Oct 11, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Rexall(R) brand is gracing the No. 11 Braun Racing entry in three races this fall. David Reutimann will return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series to drive the orange and blue Rexall Toyota in the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15, Texas Motor ...
Oct 14, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is offering a 10 percent discount on bulk toy purchases of $250 or more during the holiday season. This discount is available now and will continue through December 24, 2010 at Dollar General's more than 9,100 stores. This discount was develope...
Nov 2, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While the weather outside is cooling down, the deals on toys at Dollar General are heating up. The discount retailer has stocked its shelves with the toys kids want at prices that make parents happy. "Dollar General has expanded our toy selection to help keep both child...
Nov 29, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report financial results for its third quarter ended October 29, 2010, on Monday morning, December 6, 2010. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, chief financ...
Dec 6, 2010
Third Quarter Sales Increased 10.1%, Same-Store Sales Increased 4.2% Gross Margin Expanded 51 Basis Points to 31.4% SG&A Decreased 61 Basis Points to 22.8 % Operating Profit Increased 27% to $274 million, or 8.5% of sales Adju...
Dec 8, 2010
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 25.0 million common shares at a price of $30.50 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company,...
Dec 17, 2010
Leading discounter Dollar General helps shoppers in the homestretch of the holidays with bargains, convenience and more GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Last-minute shoppers are getting a lot of help from discounter Dollar General (NYSE:DG), as it extends its bargains and its hours l...
Dec 27, 2010
‘Fresh Start, Every Day Sweepstakes’ offers Grand Prize $100,000 Home Payoff GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is helping its customers begin the new year with more money in their pocket. From January 1 through January 31, shoppers can enter the Fresh...
Jan 3, 2011
Store growth includes expansion into three new states GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on its plans to open 625 new stores in fiscal 2011, Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) today announced that it plans to create 6,000 new jobs. The new stores and jobs will be ...
Jan 4, 2011
Retailer offers additional 50% discount on clearance items that are already 50%-off regular prices GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After-holiday shoppers will find extra savings at Dollar General (NYSE:DG) over the next couple of weeks as the retailer offers an additional 5...
Feb 25, 2011
Alan Whysong wins Dollar General’s Country Million Sweepstakes GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Retired steel worker and lifelong resident of Johnstown, Pa., Alan Whysong, awakes to a new life as the winner of Dollar General’s “Country Million” Sweepstakes. “...
Feb 25, 2011
Alan Whysong wins Dollar General’s Country Million Sweepstakes GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Add to third graph, first sentence: ...Dollar General (NYSE: DG) awarded Whysong the $1 million prize as well as a trip to Nashville... The corrected release reads...
Mar 9, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full year ended January 28, 2011, on Tuesday morning, March 22, 2011. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer,...
Mar 11, 2011
Twenty organizations to use funds to improve literacy and basic education GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) awarded $100,000 in grants to 20 education and literacy-based organizations in Orangeburg, S.C. “Our emplo...
Mar 22, 2011
Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 3.8%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 4.9% Fourth Quarter Adjusted EPS of $0.65; Reported EPS of $0.64 Full Year Adjusted EPS of $1.88; Reported EPS of $1.82 Full Year Adjusted Net Income Increased ...
Mar 22, 2011
One million-square-foot distribution center will create more than 650 jobs Ground-breaking celebration slated for May GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced today that it will open its tenth distribution center in...
Apr 12, 2011
Chief People Officer Bob Ravener to accept award at April 12 ceremony in Washington GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will present to Dollar General its 2011 Distinguished Service Award for outstanding support for service me...
Apr 13, 2011
Autism Speaks Logo Featured on Dollar General's NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 32 Car GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General, the nation's largest small-box retailer, and Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, announced today ...
May 2, 2011
Funds Will Go to the American Red Cross for Disaster Recovery GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to devastating tornadoes that overwhelmed entire communities in several southern states, Dollar General Corporation today announced that it will support recovery efforts with a ...
May 12, 2011
More than 230,000 individuals to be served by funding GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Strengthening its commitment to literacy in the communities it calls home, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than $4.6 million in grants to 481 nonprofit organizations, libr...
May 12, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding upcoming webcasts of its 2011 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter 2011 financial results conference call. 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders...
May 20, 2011
Rich will donate a portion of the proceeds from the album to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Award-winning artist, renowned producer, chart-topping songwriter and finalist on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice John Rich's latest album For t...
May 26, 2011
Dollar General's Westward Expansion Leads to Golden State in 2012 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) today announced that it plans to open its first stores in California in 2012 following successful expansions in other western states such as Arizona and ...
Jun 1, 2011
Same-Store Sales Increased 5.4%; Total Sales Improved 10.9% Adjusted EPS Increased 14% to $0.48; Reported EPS Increased 15% to $0.45 Adjusted Operating Profit Grew 9%; Reported Operating Profit Grew 11% Company Confirms Strong 2011 Fin...
Jun 8, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced today that Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, executive vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to make a presentation to the investment community at William Blair & Company...
Jun 9, 2011
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Leo A. Daly and Clayco donate $10,000 to local organizations GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) broke ground today on its 10th distribution center in Bessemer, Ala. The $100 million facility, located on more than ...
Jun 27, 2011
Program has helped 113 school libraries recover GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund is proud to announce that it has provided $1 million in funding to school libraries affected by natural disasters. The fund has helped 113 scho...
Jul 25, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) said today that Kathleen Guion, division president of store operations and store development, has announced that she plans to retire from the Company effective July 31, 2012. "Over the last eight years, Kathlee...
Aug 11, 2011
Share your dreams with Dollar General and you could win $50,000 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, along with partners Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Unilever, Sun Products and Reckitt Benckiser, will give thousands of dollars in educational grants,...
Aug 16, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended July 29, 2011, on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2011. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle...
Aug 24, 2011
Grants to help strengthen literacy programs for young people GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To kick-off the 2011 back-to-school season, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in grants to 700 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Dollar Gen...
Aug 25, 2011
Ten winners will receive trip to Las Vegas to attend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General, an Official Partner of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, is offering customers the chance to win more than 9,000 prizes in...
Aug 30, 2011
Second Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 5.9%; Total Sales Improved 11.2% Operating Profit Increased 16% to $350 million, or 9.8% of Sales Adjusted Net Income Increased 25% to $181 million, or $0.52 per diluted share Net Income Increa...
Aug 30, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) is reinforcing its leadership in convenience and value with the launch of its eCommerce channel at www.dollargeneral.com. The web site goes live Sept. 8. "Dollar General is excited to meet the growing demand for online ...
Sep 8, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 25.0 million common shares at a price to the public of $34.75 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by...
Oct 4, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Santa's elves have been hard at work at Dollar General to prepare for the busiest shopping season of the year. Dollar General's holiday experts are bringing customers great deals on holiday gifts, home décor, baking and much more. The discount retailer's shelves feature an expanded select...
Oct 13, 2011
Retailer joins Joe Gibbs Racing and will increase presence in NASCAR Sprint Cup while continuing Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Racing programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At a press conference today, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced its new sponsorship ag...
Oct 14, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General presented Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's leading breast cancer awareness and research organization, with a $50,000 grant during pre-race festivities at the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 14. "Dollar General is ...
Oct 20, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is offering a 10 percent discount on toy purchases of $100 or more during the holiday season. This discount is available through December 24, 2011, at all Dollar General stores. As longtime supporters of local toy drives, Dollar General will also host in-store...
Oct 27, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If you have toys on your holiday shopping list, you don't want to miss the deals at Dollar General where you'll find more than 300 toys for $5 or less. "Customers will find the toys their children want at great prices at Dollar General," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief merchan...
Nov 7, 2011
Veterans, Active Military and Their Families Receive 10 Percent Discount Nov. 11 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is honoring men and women who have served our country in the military with a special Veterans Day discount. On Friday, Nov. 11, all vet...
Nov 8, 2011
Retailer makes care packages available for purchase and offers an online video thank-you service GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is making it convenient for shoppers to support men and women serving in the military. Throughout November, shoppers ca...
Nov 10, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended October 28, 2011, on Monday morning, December 5, 2011. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Teh...
Nov 10, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beat the post-Thanksgiving Day crowds and get a jump-start on checking off your holiday shopping list at Dollar General. Shoppers may take advantage of unbelievable Black Friday prices more than a week before Thanksgiving. Dollar General's pre-holiday sale runs from Sunday, Nov. 13 to Saturda...
Nov 15, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG), one of the country's leading discount retailers, was recognized by the U.S Chamber of Commerce for its military veteran hiring efforts at the 4th Annual Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes event on Nov. 10. "Dollar General is grateful for the veterans who ha...
Nov 15, 2011
Customers Can Help Children Battle Cancer and Other Deadly Childhood Diseases GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This holiday season, Dollar General (NYSE:DG) again joins St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday campaign that asks shoppers to "Give thanks for the healthy chil...
Nov 21, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Friday bargain-hunters will get a head-start on their holiday shopping at Dollar General (NYSE:DG) when the discount retailer activates "Black Friday" bargains on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Dollar General is also providing a convenient shopping option for the Thanksgiving weekend. All ...
Nov 22, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has been named to Training magazine's annual Top 125 list. Training, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, ranks companies' excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. "Dollar General i...
Nov 23, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DollarGeneral.com is offering holiday shoppers deals not to be missed on Cyber Monday. Great gifts and holiday merchandise at unbelievably low prices will be available only on Monday, Nov. 28 beginning at 12:01am Central Time. Dollargeneral.com currently offers free standard ground shipping o...
Nov 28, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Is there a person on your shopping list who has everything? Attending a gift exchange and have no clue what to bring? Dollar General has a solution! The discount retailer offers a broad assortment of budget-friendly gifts for everyone on your list. Gift Dilemma #1: Gift exchange ...
Dec 2, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jed Smith from Galloway, N.J., is the grand prize winner of the "Race in to Win" sweepstakes, sponsored by Dollar General and NASCAR. "This is unbelievable," exclaimed Smith. "I can't believe I won! I felt like I was already a winner by winning a trip to Vegas! This is incredible!" ...
Dec 5, 2011
Third Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 6.3%; Total Sales Improved 11.5% Operating Profit Increased 13% to $311 Million, or 8.6% of Sales Adjusted Net Income Increased 29% to $172 Million, or $0.50 per Diluted Share Net Income Increas...
Dec 6, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is making the holidays brighter for families on a budget this holiday season. Budget-conscious hosts and hostesses will love these time-and money-saving recipes. Each recipe can be made for less than $10 when you shop at Dollar General. Savory Stuffing Casserol...
Dec 6, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 25.0 million common shares at a price to the public of $39.00 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by...
Dec 7, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG), one of the country's leading discount retailers, is giving $100,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation to support its efforts to provide toys to underprivileged children. "Dollar General is proud to support Toys for Tots this holiday se...
Dec 12, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The countdown to Christmas is on. To help shoppers wrap up their shopping and celebrating, Dollar General is offering 12 tips for staying on budget and having fun as Christmas nears. Day 1: Host an ornament exchange Instead of exchanging pricey gifts with friends this...
Dec 14, 2011
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eastern Michigan University graduate student Andy Gowman's compelling essay about overcoming obstacles took the top prize in the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's 'I Can' essay contest. Gowman received a $50,000 education grant and trip to Nashville to receive his award. "I could...
Dec 22, 2011
Shop for the Holidays Now and Save at Dollar General GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holiday procrastinators and last-minute shoppers alike will find everything they need at Dollar General to wrap up their holiday shopping effortlessly and inexpensively. Dollar General is a last-minute shopper's paradise with ready...
Jan 3, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) announced today that it plans to open 625 new stores and add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012. These new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General's 38-state operating area, plus California and Massachusetts. ...
Jan 3, 2012
Discount retailer begins hiring this week GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Discount retailer Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is creating more than 1,300 jobs in Southern and Central California with the opening of 50 new stores and a distribution center in 2012. Hiring begins this week in ...
Jan 12, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General is expanding its eCommerce offering with the addition of photo services to its retail site. The service is now available on www.dollargeneral.com. "Dollar General is excited to offer our shoppers this great online service at the low prices they have come to expect fro...
Jan 26, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General is expanding its pet food assortment with the addition of BUTCHER'S SELECTS® Premium Dog Food. Manufactured by Mars Petcare US, the new product line offers high-quality, protein-packed dog food at a great value. BUTCHER'S SELECTS® Brand is available exclusively at Dol...
Feb 6, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter and full year ended February 3, 2012, on Thursday morning, March 22, 2012. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer...
Feb 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General is celebrating pets and their owners with the "Our Pets. Our Heroes." essay contest. The contest, which begins February 27 and ends on March 25, 2012, will award $5,000 grand prizes to four essay writers. "Pets are an important part of our customers' lives," said Todd...
Mar 14, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that Gregory (Greg) A. Sparks has been named executive vice president — store operations, effective March 19, 2012, reporting to Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling. Sparks will assume all responsibilities for the ...
Mar 22, 2012
Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 6.5%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 6.0% Fourth Quarter Adjusted EPS of $0.87; Reported EPS of $0.85 Full Year Adjusted EPS of $2.37, up 26%; Reported EPS of $2.22, up 22% Company Provid...
Mar 26, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an underwritten secondary public offering of 25.0 million common shares. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company in this offering, and it will not receive any p...
Mar 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 25.0 million common shares at a price to the public of $45.25 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold b...
Mar 30, 2012
America's largest retailer by number of stores will celebrate the event in Merced, Calif. GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announces the opening of its 10,000th store, giving the retailer a coast-to-coast presence for the first time in t...
Apr 13, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) today announced that it is supporting the White House's Joining Forces initiative, which promotes private sector employment for members of the military community. This commitment is a continuation of the company's efforts to ...
Apr 16, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced today that Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, executive vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to make a presentation to the investment community at the Barclays Capital Re...
May 10, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than $6.4 million in grants to 593 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools. "Literacy is the key for opening doors to new opportunities and better lives," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's ...
May 23, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding upcoming webcasts of its 2012 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter 2012 financial results conference call. 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders...
Jun 4, 2012
Same-Store Sales Increase of 6.7%; Total Sales Improved 13.0% Reported Net Income Up 36%; Adjusted Net Income Up 29% Reported EPS of $0.63, Up 40%; Adjusted EPS of $0.63, Up 31% Company Raises Full Year 2012 Financial Outlook ...
Jun 4, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an underwritten secondary public offering of 25.0 million common shares. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company in this offering, and it will not receive any p...
Jun 5, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 30.0 million common shares at a price to the public of $46.75 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by...
Jun 19, 2012
Retailer plans to invest $100 million and employ more than 500 workers in Berks County GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) announced plans to build a distribution center in Bethel Township, in Berks County, Pa. It will be the 12th faci...
Jun 21, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that the Company will webcast its meeting with investors and analysts to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. In addition to a more in-depth analysis of the Company's recent operating and financial performance, members of...
Jun 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2017 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each domestic subsidiary of Dollar Gene...
Jun 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an offering of $500 million of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "Notes"). The Notes, which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by each domestic subsidiary of Dollar Ge...
Jul 19, 2012
Discount retailer makes it easy and inexpensive to get ready before the first bell rings GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is helping moms, dads and students everywhere make the honor roll when it comes to saving time and money on back-to-school prep...
Jul 24, 2012
Discount retailer offers scholarship program and tuition savings at select colleges GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG), the country's largest retailer by number of stores, has created a new scholarship and education program for its 90,000 employ...
Aug 1, 2012
Discount retailer takes pledge to support 50-plus workforce GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp., (NYSE: DG) today reaffirmed its commitment to experienced workers by supporting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)'s "Work Reimagined" program and the 50...
Aug 22, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended August 3, 2012, on the morning of Wednesday, September 5, 2012. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and...
Aug 27, 2012
Youth Literacy Grants will help more than 315,000 students improve reading skills GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Youth Literacy grants totaling more than $2 million to 564 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout its...
Sep 5, 2012
Second Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 5.1%; Total Sales Improved 10.4% Adjusted Operating Profit Increased 10.9%; Reported Operating Profit Increased 10.6% Adjusted Net Income Increased 27%; Adjusted EPS Increased 33% to $0.69 ...
Sep 13, 2012
Dollar General awards thousands of prizes, including five $100,000 grand prizes GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This fall, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) customers have the chance to win big in "The Dollar General Million Sweepstakes." The sweepstakes kicks off in stores Saturda...
Sep 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an underwritten secondary public offering of 30.0 million common shares. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company in this offering, and it will not receive any p...
Sep 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shoppers at Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will save more money on toys this holiday season. Dollar General is offering a 10 percent discount on toy purchases of $75 or more. The discount will be available in all of Dollar General's 10,000 stores, Sept. 29 — Dec. 24, 2012...
Sep 27, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 36.0 million common shares at a price to the public of $51.75 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by...
Oct 2, 2012
Discount retailer is holiday headquarters for customers seeking to save time and money GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Customers seeking to save time and money on all their seasonal shopping will want to visit Dollar General (NYSE: DG). The discount retailer offers customer...
Oct 12, 2012
Company Announces Election of Pat Fili-Krushel to Board GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the election of Pat Fili-Krushel to its board of directors effective October 15, 2012. "We are excited to welcome Pat to the ...
Oct 15, 2012
Shoppers will find more licensed and branded items, plus a large selection of toys under $10 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) has expanded its toy section for the holiday season. The discount retailer has stocked its toy aisles with some of the most...
Oct 24, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that the court has granted its motion to decertify the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") collective action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. ...
Nov 19, 2012
Five Days of Incredible Deals Begin Thursday GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) kicks off five days of incredible holiday savings on electronics, toys, clothing and more beginning Thursday, November 22 at its more than 10,000 locations. Dollar General has also...
Nov 19, 2012
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended November 2, 2012, on the morning of Tuesday, December 11, 2012. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and ...
Nov 20, 2012
The discount retailer is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This holiday season, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is bringing its mission of Serving Others to life. In store...
Nov 26, 2012
Customers will save time and money with free iPhone and Android applications GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Just in time for Cyber Monday, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announces its new mobile applications for iPhone and Android smartphones that include sales ads, store locat...
Dec 5, 2012
Company Announces Election of Sandy Cochran to Board GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the election of Sandy Cochran, president and chief executive officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, to its board of directors effective De...
Dec 11, 2012
Third Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 4.0%; Total Sales Improved 10.3% Operating Profit Increased 16% to 9.1% of Sales, a New Third Quarter Record Adjusted EPS Grew 26% to $0.63 per Diluted Share; Reported EPS Increased 24% to $0.62 per Diluted Share ...
Jan 23, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) will continue its consistent record of positive job growth in 2013 with the creation of 6,000 new jobs, and the planned addition of 635 new stores and 550 relocations. With the addition of these jobs in 2013, Dollar General will have created...
Mar 12, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As previously announced, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter and full year ended February 1, 2013, on Monday, March 25, 2013. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief ex...
Mar 25, 2013
Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 3.0%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 4.7% Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.97, including $0.02 per share impact of retroactive income tax credits Full Year Adjusted EPS of $2.91; Full Year Reported EPS of $2.85 ...
Mar 25, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Susan Lanigan, executive vice president and general counsel, has decided to retire from Dollar General later this year after nearly 11 years with the company. "Susan's career has been nothing short o...
Mar 27, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an underwritten secondary public offering of 30.0 million common shares. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company in this offering, and it will not receive any p...
Mar 27, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an underwritten secondary public offering of 30.0 million common shares at a price to the public of $50.75 per share. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No shares are being sold by...
Apr 8, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (the "Company") today announced an offering of $1.3 billion of Senior Notes due 2018 and Senior Notes due 2023 (collectively, the "Notes"). Concurrently with and conditioned upon the issuance of the Notes, the C...
Apr 8, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the pricing of an offering of $400.0 million of its 1.875% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "2018 Notes") and $900.0 million of its 3.25% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes" and together with the 2018 Notes, the "Notes"). ...
Apr 30, 2013
Major retailer recruits candidates through nationwide hiring fairs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To support its strong growth and fill current vacancies, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is planning to hire 10,000 new employees in May for its store and distribution center locations. Care...
May 14, 2013
Extensive event held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Saturday, May 18, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will host a nationwide career fair at approximately 170 locations in the 40 states the retailer ser...
May 20, 2013
Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to announce the award of over $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, ...
May 20, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding its 2013 first quarter earnings conference call and upcoming webcasts for investors and the financial community. 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders — May 29 ...
Jun 4, 2013
First Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 2.6%; Total Sales Improved 8.5% Reported First Quarter EPS of $0.67; Adjusted EPS of $0.71, up 13% Company Updates Financial Outlook GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar Gener...
Jun 18, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the completion of $200 million in share repurchases of its common stock in the open market. "The strength of our balance sheet coupled with our strong cash flow generation makes this an opportune time to ...
Aug 7, 2013
Employees recognized for their commitment to company's mission of Serving Others GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) today announced seven employees were recognized with a Serving Others Award for their commitment to the company's mission of Serving Oth...
Aug 8, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended August 2, 2013, on the morning of Wednesday, September 4, 2013. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and...
Aug 19, 2013
Employees recognized for their commitment in the growth of the company GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) recently recognized 10 outstanding district managers with an Individual Performance Award for their commitment and dedication to the growth and success of...
Aug 21, 2013
Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs. ...
Sep 4, 2013
Second Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 5.1%; Total Sales Increased 11.3% Second Quarter EPS of $0.75; Adjusted EPS of $0.77 Company Confirms 2013 Earnings Guidance GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp...
Sep 9, 2013
Major Retailer's Information Technology Team Recognized for Superior Innovation GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced it ranked no. 98 on this year's InformationWeek magazine's top 500 information technology innovators in the U.S. This is...
Oct 5, 2013
America's largest retailer celebrates milestone in Murfreesboro, Tenn. GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today opened its 11,000th store, further distinguishing itself as the retailer with the most stores in the United States. The company ...
Oct 8, 2013
Major retailer offers discounts, coupons and bulk toy savings for this holiday season GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With Christmas Day only 78 days away, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) continues to help customers save time and money with new toy discounts, sales sneak peeks, m...
Oct 12, 2013
Major retailer partners with Unilever for the "Reading Puts You on the Track to Victory" reading program GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General, in partnership with Unilever, concluded the seventh annual "Reading Puts You on the Track to Victory" reading program by ...
Oct 18, 2013