Monday October 7th, 2013 - 1:02PM
With the opening of its 11,000th store on Saturday, Dollar General has established a landmark moment in its history and enjoyed the chance to point out that it is the retailer with the most stores in the United States. The grand opening of the 11,000th Dollar General store occurred in Murfreesboro, TN, the company announced.
"The opening of our 11,000th store is another exciting milestone for Dollar General," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We see a lot of exciting opportunities to expand our business, create new career opportunities for our employees and make a difference in our customers' lives."
As part of the grand opening celebration, Dollar General presented $11,000 in donations to local schools and community organizations in support of literacy initiatives.
Dollar General noted that it plans to open 650 new stores in 2013. The company added that its growth plan should generate 6,000 new jobs in 2013, adding that, since 2007, Dollar General's store expansion program has created nearly 30,000 new jobs.