October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

August 28, 2014

Dollar General reported it is still committed to its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar as the company reported $4.7 billion in sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 1.

June 27, 2014

Dollar General on Friday announced that its chairman and CEO, Rick Dreiling has informed the board of directors of his intent to retire as CEO effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor.

June 3, 2014

Dollar General on Tuesday announced it will be bringing its brand of EDLP discounting to three new states next year — Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island.

May 29, 2014

The secret to Dollar General's success is keeping it simple, Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of the 75-year-old discounter, told shareholders Thursday morning.

April 4, 2014

Throughout April, more than 11,000 Dollar General retail locations across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization.

March 13, 2014

An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.

December 5, 2013

Dollar General on Thursday reported $4.4 billion in sales, up 10.5%, for the company's third quarter ended Nov. 1.

November 19, 2013

In response to recent tornadoes and inclement weather across the Midwest, Dollar General on Monday announced it is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts and will also collect monetary donations at its more than 11,000 retail locations to further provide aid.

November 18, 2013

Dollar General on Friday kicked off its annual holiday giving campaign either in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Thanks and Giving campaign or the holiday toy drive benefitting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation.

November 4, 2013

Dollar General on Monday announced a number of senior management changes.

October 21, 2013

Dollar General on Friday announced the introduction of its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project.

October 15, 2013

Dollar General, in partnership with Unilever, concluded the seventh annual "Reading Puts You on the Track to Victory" reading program last week by presenting grants totaling $72,500 to more than two dozen Charlotte-area elementary schools.

October 7, 2013

Dollar General on Saturday opened its 11,000th store, further distinguishing the dollar-store operator as the retailer with the most stores in the United States, the company announced.

September 4, 2013

Dollar General on Wednesday posted net sales of $4.4 billion for the second quarter ended Aug. 2, up 11.3%.

June 21, 2013

Dollar General was recognized as Company of the Year in Retail with a Gold Stevie award at the 11th Annual American Business Awards in recognition of the company’s position in the retail sector.

June 4, 2013

Dollar General increased net sales by 8.5% to $4.2 billion for its first quarter ended May 3, the dollar operator reported Tuesday.

May 20, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced today awards of more than $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

January 24, 2013

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

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.


March 15, 2012

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

January 27, 2012

Lowe’s has announced the appointment of Rick Dreiling to its board of directors.