Dollar General has opened its first store in Washington state, increasing its national presence to 46 states. The store opening in Cathlamet will provide Wahkiakum County residents with household essentials at everyday low prices in a convenient location.
A grand opening celebration for the new store located in Cathlamet is expected to be announced at a later date. Dollar General also plans to open additional stores in Washington and currently has six stores under construction.
“Dollar General is proud to extend our store presence and bring our mission of serving others to Washington state residents. We are proud to be able to open and operate stores to serve our customers and communities with an affordable and convenient retail option particularly during these unprecedented times,” said Steve Sunderland, evp/store operations. “We believe the opening of each new Dollar General store represents positive economic impact, and we look forward to being a longstanding business partner and serving our Washington customers.”
To support currently heightened demand both in Washington and throughout the country, the company is also planning to hire up to 50,000 employees by the end of April across its field, distribution center and private fleet networks.