April 28, 2017

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners II currently owns the Dollar Express stores, which it bought in 2015 when Dollar Tree was forced to sell stores in 35 states as a condition of its acquisition of Family Dollar.

April 12, 2017

The NPD Group tracked the top 25 retailers and restaurants last year via its Checkout Penetration Index, with Walmart topping the list at 95%.

March 16, 2017

Alongside better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and earnings, Dollar General announced plans to open around 1,000 new stores and improve training and compensation for its managers. 

February 9, 2017

The extreme-value discounter said it plans to open 1,000 stores and two distribution centers in 2017, resulting in the creation of approximately 10,000 new jobs.

December 1, 2016

Reductions in food-stamp benefits and falling grocery prices took a toll on Dollar General Corp.’s third-quarter performance which came in below expectations and included an unexpected drop in same-store sales.

November 21, 2016

The proliferation of online grocery delivery is a sign of the “Sheep Effect,” according to a retail analyst interviewed on CBS’s Sunday Morning, which aired a segment on the evolution of omnichannel retail.

November 10, 2016

Dollar General is working out details to construct a $91 million distribution center in Orange County, N.Y.

November 10, 2016

Dollar General is planning to unveil a smaller-store concept designed around convenience.

November 7, 2016

Dollar General is rolling out extended store hours, exclusive digital coupons and online-only discounts to woo holiday shoppers this year.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

August 25, 2016

Dollar General Corp. reported lower-than-expected revenue for the second quarter amid increasing competition and reduced food stamp coverage.

August 19, 2016

Dollar General is moving into North Dakota, announcing that it has begun construction on five new stores in the state.

August 15, 2016

Dollar General continues to expand its store portfolio at a rapid pace.

July 28, 2016

Dollar General has purchased 41 former Walmart Express locations across 11 states in a move designed to allow the discounter to expand its fresh meat and produce offerings.

June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

May 26, 2016

Dollar General reported a 2.2% lift in same store sales for the first quarter as the discounter said sales of consumables led growth in the period.

May 9, 2016

The company plans to begin construction on the project as early as summer 2016 with an estimated completion scheduled for summer/fall 2017.

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

March 24, 2016

The discounter is already in high gear, with plans to open a record 900 stores and remodel or relocate about 875 existing locations in 2016.

March 11, 2016

Dollar General's health and beauty expansion, in some stores, could go upwards of 16 feet, featuring a healthy mix of national brand and store brand.

March 10, 2016

The new targets were spelled out with the release of fourth quarter results which capped off what Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said was another great year for the company.

January 22, 2016

After relinquishing the CEO role last year, Dollar General chairman Rick Dreiling will complete a previously announced leadership transition on Jan. 29 when he steps down as chairman of the 12,400 store chain.

December 7, 2015

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December 3, 2015

Dollar General missed Wall Street projections for sales in its third quarter, but the chain came out on top again in its earnings. It also named a permanent CFO.