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Dec 7, 2017
Net Sales Increased 11.0%; Same-Store Sales Increased 4.3%, Including an Estimated 30 to 35 Basis Point Net Benefit from Hurricane-Related Sales Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.93, Including an Estimated $0.05 Hurricane-Related Net Negative Impact $512 M...
Nov 15, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General plans to celebrate this holiday season through its mission of Serving Others. In that spirit, the company is continuing its longstanding partnerships with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Thanks and Giving® campaign, the Marine Toys ...
Nov 8, 2017
Major Discount Retailer Recognized as the First Retail Recipient GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) plans to formally recognize Dollar General (NYSE: DG) with its President's Veterans Recognition Award at a special event at its world headquarters in Atl...
Nov 6, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This holiday season, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is decking the halls and all of its aisles in more than 14,000 retail locations with savings and everyday low prices on thousands of items, all designed to help customers celebrate affordably and in style. Throughout the seaso...
Nov 1, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended November 3, 2017, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, chief financial ...
Nov 1, 2017
Major discount retailer to provide 11 percent discount on November 11, 2017 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To recognize and thank the military community for their service and sacrifice, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is offering an 11 percent discount on qualifying purchases to...
Oct 30, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that Rob Scruggs has joined the Company as chief digital and customer engagement officer, a newly created position in which he will lead the strategy for customer engagement including digital experience and tools. Scrug...
Sep 13, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is excited to partner with the Big 12 Conference and ESPN Events to serve as the Official Discount Retail Sponsor for the Big 12 Conference for the 2017-2018 academic year. Additionally, the major discount retailer will serve as the Conference's ...
Sep 12, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In celebration of National Literacy Month in September, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) and Kellogg's (NYSE: K) are partnering on a new Here's My Story campaign aimed at sharing customers' personalized literacy and education advancements stories through programs funded by the Do...
Sep 7, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $4 million in grants to more than 960 schools, organizations and nonprofits to support youth literacy programs. Awarded annually at the academic school year's inception, these grants help support teache...
Aug 31, 2017
Net Sales Increased 8.1%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.6% Diluted Earnings Per Share of $1.08, Including Approximately $0.02 Charge Primarily for Lease Termination Costs $306 Million of Capital Returned to Shareholders Year to Date Through the Second Quarter ...
Aug 28, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is supporting the American Red Cross with a $50,000 corporate donation to support the relief and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey. Now through September 9, 2017, Dollar Gene...
Aug 19, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reached a new milestone this morning as it hosted hundreds of excited customers in Dauphin, Pennsylvania to celebrate the grand opening of the company's 14,000th store location. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the ...
Aug 12, 2017
Major discount retailer hosts fun and free event in Nashville with Kim Fields and Vivian Green GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This afternoon, thousands of visitors enjoyed a fun, informative and free community event at Dollar General's (NYSE: DG) third annual A Day of Beau...
Aug 3, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding webcast of its second quarter earnings conference call and its scheduled presentation at the Goldman Sachs 24th Annual Global Retailing Conference. Second Qua...
Jun 22, 2017
Reiser brings over 30 years of retail experience to Dollar General GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Jason Reiser will join the Company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective, July 12. Reiser repl...
Jun 21, 2017
Wenkoff brings track record of driving retail digital innovation GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Carman Wenkoff will join the Company as executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) effective July 10. Wenkoff ...
Jun 5, 2017
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Commemorates the Day with Official Statewide Proclamation; Dollar General and OREO Celebrate the Flavors of the Magnolia State with Free Product with Purchase GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To celebrate Dollar General (NYSE:...
Jun 3, 2017
Major retailer invests $100 million and creates more than 500 jobs to support Midwest stores GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, nearly 1,000 Dollar General (NYSE: DG) employees, their families and company executives were joined by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan alo...
Jun 1, 2017
Net Sales Increased 6.5%; Same-Store Sales Increased 0.7% Diluted Earnings Per Share of $1.02, Including Approximately $0.01 Charge for the Early Retirement of Long-Term Obligations $160 Million of Capital Returned to Shareholders in the Quarter ...
May 19, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The official start to summer may be more than a month away, but Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is starting the season's celebration early! With exciting coupon savings through Dollar General's Digital Coupon program and its Fast Way to Save™ exclusive offers, hot products...
May 11, 2017
Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $7.5 million in literacy grants to nearly 870 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. Aw...
May 10, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding webcasts of its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter earnings conference call. 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - May 31 ...
May 8, 2017
Campaign to honor the military community and provide $25,000 donation to the USO GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In celebration of Coca-Cola Day today and during May's Military Appreciation Month, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) proudly announces it is teaming up with Coca-Cola o...
Mar 28, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (the "Company") today announced the pricing of an offering (the "Offering") of $600.0 million of its 3.875% Senior Notes due 2027 (the "Notes"). The Notes will pay interest at a rate of 3.875% per annum and mature on April 15, 2027. Dol...
Mar 16, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced James "Jim" W. Thorpe , executive vice president and chief merchandising officer (CMO), will retire from Dollar General effective April 15, 2017. "Jim's strong understanding of our core customer and pass...
Mar 16, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter (14 weeks) and fiscal year (53 weeks) ended February 3, 2017. Note: Dollar General's fiscal 2016 and 2016 fourth quarter results contain an ad...
Feb 22, 2017
Project expected to create 430 jobs in Montgomery County when fully operational; Facility to serve as 16th distribution center for major discount retailer GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced plans to build the company's 16th ...
Feb 15, 2017
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year ended February 3, 2017, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, ...
Feb 11, 2017
Store opening in North Dakota gives major discount retailer a presence in 44 states GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) expanded its presence into its 44th state this morning as doors opened for business at the company's newest store in Hankinson, Nort...
Feb 3, 2017
Job Growth Fueled by Planned New Store Openings and Distribution Centers GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) intends to create approximately 10,000 new jobs in 2017 as the result of 1,000 planned new store openings and two new state-of-the-art di...
Dec 1, 2016
Net Sales Increased 5.0%; Same-Store Sales Decreased 0.1% Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.84, Including Approximately $0.05 Charge for Store Relocation Costs and Disaster-Related Expenses Cash From Operations Increased 39% Year to Date Through the Third Quarter ...
Nov 3, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended October 28, 2016, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, chief financial ...
Aug 25, 2016
Net Sales Increased 5.8%; Same-Store Sales Increased 0.7% Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 14% to $1.08; Year to Date Through the Second Quarter, Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 18% to $2.11 Cash From Operations Increased 36% Year to Date Through the Second...
Aug 18, 2016
Completion of North Dakota stores will give one of country's leading discount retailers a presence in 44 states GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced construction of five new stores in southeastern North Dakota. The stores are expected to ...
Aug 13, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alongside hundreds of excited customers in attendance for a community celebration, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) officially opened the company's 13,000th store location this morning in Birmingham, Alabama. The store's opening marks another major milestone for the company ...
Jul 27, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) announced today it has completed the purchase of 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states. Dollar General anticipates relocating 40 existing Dollar General stores into the purchased sites by October 2016 and entering one new market as p...
Jul 27, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended July 29, 2016, on Thursday, August 25, 2016. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, chief financial ...
May 26, 2016
Net Sales Increased 7%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.2% Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 23% to $1.03 Operating Profit Improved 12%; Operating Profit Margin Expanded 42 Basis Points Over $300 Million of Capital Returned to Shareholders Throug...
May 12, 2016
Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (NYSE: DG) awarded more than $7.1 million in grants to support adult, family and summer literacy programs to over 900 schools, l...
May 9, 2016
New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 500 jobs in Butts and Spalding Counties GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced it purchased land in Jackson, Georgia, which sits in both Butts and Spalding counties, to ser...
May 5, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General is committed to providing high quality, in-shell eggs at affordable prices to meet the needs of our customers. Affordability is critically important to the Dollar General customer, and eggs are often a primary source of protein for their families. Our in-sto...
Apr 27, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding webcasts of its 2016 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter earnings conference call. 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - May 25 ...
Mar 23, 2016
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) will outline its strategic plans to support the Company's financial growth model at its 2016 Investor Conference to be held tomorrow. Todd Vasos, Dollar General's chief executive officer, will provide an update...
Mar 10, 2016
Full Year Net Sales Increased 7.7%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 2.8% Fourth Quarter Net Sales Increased 7.0%; Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 2.2% 13% EPS Growth for Fiscal 2015; Fiscal 2015 EPS of $3.95 and Adjusted Fiscal 2015 EPS of ...
Feb 16, 2016
Company to Webcast Investor Day Presentation on March 24 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and full year ended January 29, 2016, on Thursday, March 10, 2016. In connection wit...
Jan 21, 2016
Rick Dreiling to Retire as a Member and the Chairman of the Board GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Rick Dreiling will step down as a member and the chairman of the board of directors of Dollar General effective January 29, 201...
Dec 3, 2015
Anita C. Elliott appointed Chief Accounting Officer GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the promotion of John W. Garratt to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective December 2, 2015. Garratt has served as ...
Dec 3, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on January 6, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of bu...
Dec 3, 2015
Net Sales Increased 7.3%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.3% Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 10% to $0.86; Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 11% to $0.88 Incremental $1 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization Announced $1.2 Billion of Capital Retur...
Nov 20, 2015
Retailer offers quality and value on major holiday categories Days of savings include incredible savings on Thanksgiving Day both online and at more than 12,000 retail locations. Three days of toy savings of buy one, get one 75 percent off on Nov. 26-28; 70 pe...
Nov 17, 2015
Major retailer provides product assortment to save customers time and money this holiday Major retailer provides savings on popular gift options, electronics, entertaining supplies and food with weekly specials, discounts and digital coupons to help customers further stretch their ...
Nov 16, 2015
New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 550 jobs in Rock County GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced it has begun construction today on its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin. It will ...
Nov 12, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended October 30, 2015, on Thursday, December 3, 2015. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, interim chief ...
Oct 15, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (the "Company") today announced the pricing of an offering of $500.0 million of its 4.150% Senior Notes due 2025 (the "Notes"). The Notes will pay interest at a rate of 4.150% per annum and mature on November 1, 2025. Dollar General wil...
Oct 15, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (the "Company") today announced an offering of $500.0 million of its Senior Notes due 2025 (the "Notes"). Concurrently with the issuance of the Notes, the Company expects to refinance its existing credit facilities with ...
Oct 13, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as part of a broader initiative aimed at proactively improving efficiencies and reducing expenses, the Company is restructuring its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions. Substantial...
Sep 10, 2015
Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation this morning awarded over $4 million to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education acro...
Aug 31, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that management will present at the Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. Eastern Time at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The presentati...
Aug 27, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on September 30, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of...
Aug 27, 2015
Net Sales Increased 7.9%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.8% Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 14% to $0.95 Operating Profit Improved 11%; Gross Margin Expanded 36 bps $866 Million of Capital Returned to Shareholders Year to Date Through Combinat...
Aug 7, 2015
Former Dollar General Executive Will Rejoin the Company GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that James W. "Jim" Thorpe has rejoined the Company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective immediately. Thorpe...
Aug 5, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended July 31, 2015, on Thursday, August 27, 2015. In connection with the announcement, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, and John Garratt, interim chief ...
Jun 25, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the appointment of John W. Garratt as interim chief financial officer effective July 1, 2015. He follows David Tehle, who had previously announced his retirement in March 2015. "We are fortunate...
Jun 10, 2015
Former Dollar General Executive Will Rejoin the Company GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that Jeff Owen will rejoin the Company as executive vice president of store operations effective June 15, 2015. Owen previously spent more th...
Jun 2, 2015
Net Sales Increased 8.8%; Same-Store Sales Increased 3.7% Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 17% to $0.84 Operating Profit Improved 13%; Gross Margin Expanded 45 Basis Points $600 Million of Capital Returned to Shareholders Through Combination ...
May 30, 2015
Major discount retailer celebrates milestone in Juliette, Georgia GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today opened its 12,000th store in the small, historic town of Juliette, Georgia. Dollar General, the retailer with the most locations in America, h...
May 28, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on July 1, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close ...
May 28, 2015
Dreiling to Become Senior Advisor and Remain Chairman of the Board GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that effective June 3, 2015, its board of directors has named Todd J. Vasos, chief operating officer, to the position of chief exe...
May 15, 2015
Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs; Pushes total impact to more than $100 million in donations and grants GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $5.8 million i...
May 13, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding webcasts of its 2015 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter earnings conference call. 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - May 27 ...
Mar 19, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that Rhonda M. Taylor, currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel. "Rhonda is a valuable member of our executive leadership tea...
Mar 12, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that David Tehle, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire from Dollar General effective July 1, 2015. "David has served as our CFO for nearly 11 years as Dollar General's ...
Mar 12, 2015
Fourth Quarter Sales Increased 9.9%; Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 4.9% Fourth Quarter EPS Increased 16% to $1.17 Full Year Sales Increased 8%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 2.8% Fiscal 2014 EPS of $3.49; Adjusted Fi...
Mar 7, 2015
Grand opening celebrations in Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island expands major retailer's presence to 43 states GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) marked another significant milestone in its company growth by celebrating new store grand openings ...
Feb 24, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full year ended January 30, 2015, on Thursday, March 12, 2015. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer; Todd ...
Jan 22, 2015
Company Comments on Family Dollar Shareholder Vote GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that Rick Dreiling will continue as chairman and chief executive officer through January 29, 2016 or, if earlier, the appointment of a successor. ...
Jan 15, 2015
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today provided an update on the status of its discussions with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO). FTC Review of Dollar General's P...
Dec 23, 2014
Remains Committed to Acquiring Family Dollar GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash (includin...
Dec 19, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today stated that it remains actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the extent of potential divestitures that would be required in connection with an acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:...
Dec 17, 2014
Major retailer provides additional savings for last-minute holiday shoppers; Guarantees in-stock orders to arrive by Dec. 24 GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announces free shipping on all purchases made online at www.dollargeneral.com on Thursday, ...
Dec 5, 2014
Actively Engaged in Ongoing FTC Regulatory Review Process Remains Committed to Acquisition of Family Dollar GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today issued the following statement in response to comments made by Dollar Tree, Inc. (N...
Dec 4, 2014
Net Sales Increased 7.8%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.8% Diluted EPS Increased 5% to $0.78; Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 10% to $0.79 Company Updates Sales and Adjusted EPS Guidance GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D...
Nov 24, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended October 31, 2014, on Thursday, December 4, 2014. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, ch...
Nov 20, 2014
Special deals aimed at helping customers stretch their budgets and celebrate affordably this season GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beginning Sunday, Nov. 23, Dollar General will celebrate eight days of exclusive holiday savings on gifts, toys, electronics, clothing, décor, ...
Nov 19, 2014
Actively Engaged in Ongoing FTC Regulatory Review Process GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today affirmed its commitment to the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO). Dollar General is actively engaged in discussio...
Nov 13, 2014
Major retailer partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation and additional toy drives GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General begins its annual holiday giving campaign tomorrow, Nov. 14, as part of ...
Nov 7, 2014
Major retailer provides 11 percent off purchases online and in more than 11,500 locations GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This Veterans' Day, Dollar General will offer active duty service members, veterans and their family members a special 11 percent discount on all qualif...
Oct 31, 2014
Will Commence Mailing of Definitive Proxy Statement Urging Family Dollar Shareholders to Vote Against Proposed Dollar Tree Merger Remains Committed to Acquiring Family Dollar GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that i...
Oct 16, 2014
New Distribution Center is expected to create more than 530 new jobs in Bexar County GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. It will be the 13th fac...
Oct 14, 2014
Major retailer offers practical and affordable alternative to extravagant holiday guides GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General today unveils its new Affordable Holiday Guide, showcasing how to affordably celebrate all aspects of the upcoming holiday season. With br...
Oct 10, 2014
Company Remains Committed to Acquiring Family Dollar GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information ("Second Request") from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") relating to...
Oct 6, 2014
Major retailer's program offers over $100 in additional digital coupon savings GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General's new Fast Way to Save program is now available in stores and online, offering customers a more convenient way to save money on the brands they use ...
Oct 1, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash (including associated preferred share purchase rights) to 5:00 p.m. New York ...
Sep 17, 2014
Cash Tender Offer is a Clearly Superior Proposal for Family Dollar Shareholders Company Remains Confident in its Antitrust Strategy and Analysis GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to the decision by the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, In...
Sep 10, 2014
Antitrust Review Process will Begin GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash. The offer ...
Sep 5, 2014
Company Remains Committed to Acquiring Family Dollar GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to the decision by the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) to reject Dollar General's enhanced all-cash proposal to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Doll...
Sep 3, 2014
Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education a...
Sep 2, 2014
Raises All-Cash Consideration to $80 per Share Offers to Divest up to 1,500 Stores if Required by the FTC Includes a $500 million Reverse Break-Up Fee Sets the Record Straight on Antitrust GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dolla...
Aug 28, 2014
Net Sales Increased 7.5%; Same-Store Sales Increased 2.1% Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.83 Company Confirms Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance; Updates Same-Store Sales Guidance GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar G...
Aug 21, 2014
Confident It Can Quickly and Effectively Address Any Potential Antitrust Issues Dollar General's Existing Proposal Provides Superior Valuation to Family Dollar Shareholders GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced...
Aug 20, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced it has sent the following letter to the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) August 20, 2014 Board of DirectorsFamily Dollar Stores, Inc.10401 Monroe Road...
Aug 18, 2014
Proposal Provides Superior Valuation and All-Cash Certainty to Family Dollar Shareholders Combination Would Solidify Dollar General's Position as Largest U.S. Small-Box Discount Retailer Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO, Would Lead Combined Company through ...
Aug 13, 2014
Company Announces Appointment of Paula A. Price to Board GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the appointment of Paula A. Price, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, to its board of directors effective August 26, 2014. ...
Jul 31, 2014
Major retailer partners with Coupons.com to help customers save more money GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Dollar General (NYSE: DG), in partnership with Coupons.com (NYSE: COUP), completed the successful rollout of its new DG Digital Coupons program to its more than...
Jul 30, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended August 1, 2014, on Thursday, August 28, 2014. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, chi...
Jun 27, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Rick Dreiling, 60, has informed the Board of Directors of his intent to retire as CEO effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling has agreed to ...
Jun 9, 2014
Major retailer to expand to 43 states by adding presence in Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced plans this week to expand its nationwide presence into three new states within the next year, increasing the compan...
Jun 3, 2014
Net Sales Increased 6.8%; Same-Store Sales Increased 1.5% Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.72 Distributed $800 Million through 14.1 Million Shares Repurchased in the Quarter Sales Trends Gaining Momentum Company Con...
May 31, 2014
Major retailer invests $100 million and creates 500 jobs to support northeast and midwest stores GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, nearly 1,000 Dollar General employees and their families, company executives and government officials celebrated the grand opening ...
May 16, 2014
Grants provide funding for adult, family and summer literacy programs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of over $6 million in grants to 700 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the 40 states Dollar Gene...
May 14, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced the following information regarding webcasts of its 2014 annual meeting of shareholders and its first quarter earnings conference call. 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - May 29 ...
Apr 29, 2014
Major retailer provides funds to support disaster relief efforts GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In keeping with its mission of Serving Others, Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is helping in the recovery and rebuilding efforts following the severe storms in the south. Dollar General is dona...
Apr 2, 2014
Major retailer furthers its mission of Serving Others GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Throughout April 2014, more than 11,000 Dollar General retail locations across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organizat...
Mar 13, 2014
Full Year Sales Increased 9.2%; Full Year Same-Store Sales Increased 3.3% Fourth Quarter Sales Increased 6.8%; Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 1.3% Fiscal 2013 EPS of $3.17; Adjusted Fiscal 2013 EPS Increased 10% to $3.20 ...
Feb 27, 2014
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2014, on Thursday, March 13, 2014. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and ...
Jan 31, 2014
Major Retailer Donated $840,000 and Surprised 21 Schools Across the Country GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This morning, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will culminate the inaugural year of its Reading Revolution program when representatives surprise students, teachers and admin...
Dec 5, 2013
Third Quarter Same-Store Sales Increased 4.4%; Total Sales Increased 10.5% Third Quarter EPS Increased 19% to $0.74; Adjusted EPS Increased 14% to $0.72 Announces $200 Million of Share Repurchases in the Third Quarter and Increases Share Repurchase Author...
Nov 25, 2013
Major retailer partners with Hostess's Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever™ GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beginning this morning, Dollar General customers and Hostess lovers will rejoice as the majority of Dollar General's 11,000 retail locations open with thei...
Nov 21, 2013
Extension of everyday value and convenience helps customers celebrate affordably GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) begins 34 days of exclusive holiday savings on electronics, toys, clothing, décor, baking and more for every holiday need, ...
Nov 18, 2013
Major retailer provides support to local communities affected by inclement weather GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to recent tornadoes and inclement weather across the Midwest, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support re...
Nov 14, 2013
Major retailer partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and additional toy drives GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) will team up with its customers to make a difference for child...
Nov 14, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) plans to report its financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended November 1, 2013, on the morning of Thursday, December 5, 2013. In connection with the announcement, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and ...
Nov 13, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced the resignations of Raj Agrawal and Adrian Jones as members of its board of directors effective December 5, 2013. Mr. Agrawal, a member of KKR & Co. (LP), and Mr. Jones, a managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., have ...
Nov 7, 2013
Major retailer offers an 11-percent discount to service members, veterans and their families GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is celebrating Veterans Day by offering military service members, veterans and their families a special 11-percent discount ...
Nov 4, 2013
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced an enhanced management structure to align the company for continued future growth. In this new structure, Dollar General will be better positioned to improve operational efficiencies and capitalize on the power and scale...
Oct 18, 2013
Major retailer embarks on fuel pump pilot project at Alabama store location GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE:DG) today announced the introduction of its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project. The new fuel pumps are located at the Dollar Gen...
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 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 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 ...
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...
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...
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. ...
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 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 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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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. ...
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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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 ...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 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 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 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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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. ...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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!" ...
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 ...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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 ...
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 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 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 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 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,...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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 ...
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 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 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 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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 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 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,...
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...
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. “...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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 ...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 ...
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...
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 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. "...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
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 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...
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...
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 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, ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 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 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 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 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...
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 ...
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 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 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 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...
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 ...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 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% ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 ...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 ...
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...
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 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 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 ...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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 ...
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 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 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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 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 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 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 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...
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...