January 8, 2013

Fueled by strong store growth and increased household penetration, dollar stores have been stepping outside of their comfort zone in pursuit of consumer trips that have historically belonged to retail pharmacy.

November 21, 2012

Dollar General, for the seventh consecutive year, is partnering with St. Judes Children's Research Hospital for their Thanks and Giving campaign and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

October 12, 2012

It appears that even when the economy gets back to humming again on all cylinders that America’s shopping patterns will have been forever changed, and that's only going to support dollar store growth for years to come.

October 8, 2012

Dollar General is the overall basket price leader, delivering a substantial savings to value shoppers, according to Kantar Retail's second annual opening price point survey.

September 28, 2012

Dollar General is promising big savings on toys -- right up until Christmas Eve.

June 19, 2012

Dollar General is gearing up to build its 12th distribution center.

June 5, 2012

Surging profits and a 6.7% first-quarter same-store sales increase prompted Dollar General to raise its full-year profit forecast by 3 cents.

May 16, 2012

“No frills, just real savings” and “Simple prices you can add up in your head” make clear that Dollar General’s goal is to provide great prices on household essentials.


May 11, 2012

Dollar General has awarded grants to more than 593 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools through the chain's literacy foundation.

April 13, 2012

Dollar General has pledged its support of the White House's Joining Forces initiative, which promotes private sector employment for members of the military community.

March 30, 2012

One of Dollar General's first stores in California also has the distinction of being the retailer's 10,000th store, the company said.

March 22, 2012

Dollar General's quarterly profit surged 33% to a record $299 million, from $226 million in the prior year.

March 15, 2012

A former Safeway executive has joined Dollar General as its EVP store operations.

January 4, 2012

Despite an overall decrease in free standing insert coupon activity, retailer promotion pages within the FSI vehicles recorded a 30.7% increase to more than 17 billion pages in 2011, continuing the significant annual increases in retailer promotion activity, which began in 2007, Kantar Media reported Wednesday.

January 3, 2012

Dollar General announced that it plans to open 625 new stores and add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012. These new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General’s 38-state operating area, plus California and Massachusetts.

December 6, 2011

Dollar General on Monday told analysts the company plans to open 40 DG Market concepts in 2012 in both new and existing markets based on the success of the concept.

December 5, 2011



It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It’s that kind of Dickensian double-speak that personifies the tone of the holiday forecasts this year — forecasts that have really been all over the board.

December 5, 2011

The combined store count of the county's largest dollar store chains outnumbers that of the largest retail pharmacy chains as continued economic difficulties drive the channel's growth, according to a new study released Monday by Colliers International.

December 5, 2011

Optimism, skepticism, confidence and concern were among the range of emotions shared by Walmart suppliers who participated in the second annual Walmart Supplier Survey conducted by Drug Store News’ sister publication Connecting Northwest Arkansas.


December 5, 2011

To deliver the value of a supercenter with the convenience of a drug store — that is the essence of the Dollar General strategy.


August 30, 2011

Dollar General results showed that low-end consumers have some spending power and a taste for its brand of discount retail.

July 26, 2011

Financial services firm Credit Suisse tabulated total basket increases of 2.7% year over year and 1% month over month for retail.

June 21, 2011

Winn-Dixie has filed suit against Dolgencorp, the parent company of Dollar General. The grocer confirmed that the suit was filed because Dolgencorp “knowingly violates legal, noncompete provisions of Winn-Dixie leases in shopping centers in which both businesses operate,” Winn-Dixie told the Jacksonville Business Journal in an email.

June 1, 2011

Sales and profits continued to pile up at Dollar General during the first quarter as shoppers sought value at the retailer’s 9,500 stores.