Dollar General to open small-format store

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. plans to open the first of its new small-format stores early next year in Nashville.

Dubbed DGX, the new format aims to serve busy metropolitan shoppers with everyday-low prices on daily essential items in a convenient, easy-to-shop format, Dollar General said Wednesday.

With a sales floor of about 3,400 square feet, DGX will offer customers more items geared toward immediate consumption, and it will include a soda fountain, coffee station and grab-and-go sandwiches. Additional items are salted to include a limited assortment of groceries, pet supplies, candy and snacks, paper products, home cleaning supplies, and an expanded health and beauty section.

The store also is expected to feature items not typically found in quick-trip stores, including a carefully edited assortment of home, electronics and seasonal offerings, Dollar General said.

DGX, too, will have a checkout lane designed for higher volume and smaller basket sizes, with the goal of providing quick and easy checkout for customers, the retailer added.

Dollar General said it plans a second DGX concept store in Raleigh, N.C.


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