Dollar General has added a $25 million investment in retail, distribution center and fleet employee bonuses to demonstrate continued appreciation for the efforts of employees during the company’s first quarter 2020. This brings the total investment in employee appreciation bonuses to approximately $60 million.
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 range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
Dollar General has appointed Debra Sandler to its board of directors, effective April 1, 2020.
Dollar General wrapped up a strong fourth quarter and fiscal year performance, capped by the retailer’s 30th consecutive year of same-store sales growth.
Dollar General has celebrated the grand opening of its 16,000th store in Panama City, Florida. The company celebrated the milestone with a community celebration and donations to two local elementary schools at its new store, which will serve Gulf Coast residents still rebuilding from Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
Dollar General welcomed employees, their families and local and state officials to celebrate the official grand opening of the company’s 16th distribution center in Longview, Texas. At full capacity, the state-of-the-art Longview facility is expected to employ more than 400 people and support approximately 1,000 Dollar General stores.
Celebrating its 80th year in business, Dollar General started out strong in the first quarter with both sales and earnings growth.
Dollar stores are seeing growth in shopper traffic during the holiday season with shoppers from higher income levels driving the growth, according to a recent survey from The NPD Group.
As it continues to expand and open more stores beyond its rural community base, Dollar General is eyeing a new urban store concept dubbed DGX, according to a recent Bloomberg article.