April 1, 2015

Dollar General is thinking digital this spring with a new way to appeal to coupon-clipping customers.

March 27, 2015

A strong track record operating Dollar General to date makes COO Todd Vasos a likely candidate for CEO, Sterne Agee suggested in a research note published Friday. 

March 19, 2015

Dollar General Corp. announced that Rhonda Taylor, currently senior VP and general counsel, has been promoted to executive VP and general counsel.

 

March 12, 2015

The company is looking to capitalize on the momentum by accelerating what is already the retail industry’s most aggressive new store expansion plan.

March 12, 2015

Dollar General announced Thursday that David Tehle, EVP and CFO, will retire from the company this summer. 

March 9, 2015

Dollar General is on the move and expanding its presence to three new states.

 

January 22, 2015

Following the loss of its bid for Family Dollar, Dollar General Thursday announced that Rick Dreiling will continue as chairman and CEO through Jan. 29, 2016.

 

January 15, 2015

Dollar General is still fighting to acquire Family Dollar, the retailer stated on Thursday, noting that it is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Trade Commission.

 

January 12, 2015

Dollar Tree believes it will need to divest fewer than 300 locations in its pursuit of Family Dollar, the dollar store operator announced.

December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 19, 2014

Dollar General on Friday 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.

December 5, 2014

Dollar Tree on Friday suggested its pending merger with Family Dollar could be completed as early as February 2015 with a "relatively small number" of divestitures.

 

December 4, 2014

The company plans to get bigger faster in 2015 by opening two stores every day and enhancing the productivity of an already expansive footprint.

 

November 19, 2014

Dollar General Wednesday afternoon affirmed its commitment to the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

 

November 19, 2014

The New York Post on Wednesday reported that Dollar General may have to divest as many as 4,000 stores to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission in its bid for Family Dollar.

 

November 17, 2014

Nearly 75 executives from Dollar General and key vendor companies, gathered here, Oct. 27, for an exclusive reception to celebrate the release of the October issue of Drug Store News.

October 31, 2014

Dollar General announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Dec. 31, 2014. 

 

October 22, 2014

Family Dollar Stores announced that it has certified substantial compliance with both the Federal Trade Commission’s second request regarding the acquisition by Dollar Tree, as well as the second request regarding Dollar General's bid for the company. 

 

October 16, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in San Antonio.

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 15, 2014

Most of the products and brands sold in a Dollar General store can be found in any number of competing drug, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores. So what draws millions of loyal customers back to its more than 11,500 locations every day?

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”