Dollar General to open 635 new stores in 2013

Company gears up for 75th anniversary with plans to open 11,000th store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is adding 635 new stores and relocating 550 this year, the dollar store chain said.

"Dollar General's continued growth reflects our customers' increasing satisfaction with our everyday low prices and convenience," Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said. "Further, 2013 will mark another growth milestone as we plan to open the organization's 11,000th store before the year's end when we will begin our 75th anniversary in 2014."

The chain also is participating in proactive hiring initiatives such as Paychecks for Patriots in order to provide jobs for veterans and resolve the challenges of unemployment that often face them.

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