Dollar General

Dollar General promotes Emily Taylor to EVP and chief merchandising officer

Dollar General promotes Emily Taylor to EVP and chief merchandising officer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced that Emily Taylor has been named executive vice president and chief merchandising officer effective today. Taylor, who formerly served as senior vice president of channel innovation, brings more than two decades of leadership excellence and expertise to the role. Dollar General also announced the departure of Jason Reiser

Dollar General sets shopping hour aside for seniors due to COVID-19 concerns

Dollar General sets shopping hour aside for seniors due to COVID-19 concerns

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. —Dollar General stores on Tuesday began to set aside the first hour of each shopping day to seniors. Recognizing that seniors are one of the populations most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the retailer said it wants give these at-risk customers with the ability to buy the items they need at the beginning

Dollar General now selling CBD products in select states

Dollar General now selling CBD products in select states

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General announced on Tuesday that it has begun selling about 20 CBD topical cosmetic products in approximately 1,100 stores in Tennessee and Kentucky. The company said it also plans to expand the products’ availability to seven more states (Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Vermont) by spring 2020. Dollar

Dollar General promotes two executives

Dollar General promotes two executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. on Thursday reported solid Q2 fiscal results and announced management moves that it says will strengthen the company and support continued growth. Jeffrey Owen Jeffery Owen, 49, has been named chief operating officer with responsibility for store operations, merchandising and supply chain. Owen, a Dollar General veteran with more

Dollar General names two technology executives

Dollar General names two technology executives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has made two changes to its information technology team, naming a chief technology officer and a chief information security office. Julie Elmore has joined the company as vice president and chief technology officer. In this newly-created role, she will oversee all internal and external application development for Dollar General, including:

Chains step up as Hurricane Irma takes toll on business

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area of Florida spiraling downward, with sales plunging more than 72% over a three-day period, according to payment technology company First Data Corp. The company, which

Dollar General tabs Reiser as chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as its next executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, Reiser will join the dollar store chain July 12. Reiser will replace Jim Thorpe, who recently retired from Dollar General, which operates some

Jason Reiser to join Dollar General as chief merchant

Jason Reiser to join Dollar General as chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Plans call for Reiser, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, to join Dollar General on July 12. He will replace Jim Thorpe, who recently retired from Dollar General, which operates some

Dollar General debuts DGX small-format store

Dollar General debuts DGX small-format store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has wrapped up a weeklong grand opening celebration at its DGX small-format store in Nashville, Tenn. Near the Vanderbilt University campus, the new DGX store offered customers exclusive discounts, product samples and other surprises, including goodie bags, for the event. With a sales floor of about 3,400 square feet,

Dollar General marks opening of 13,000th store

Dollar General marks opening of 13,000th store

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has opened its 13,000th store, located in Birmingham, Ala. The deep discount chain held a grand opening event for the store, situated at 4132 Jefferson Avenue Southwest in Birmingham, on Saturday. Free $10 gift cards were given to the first 200 customers, and Dollar General also offered goodie bags

Dollar General acquires Walmart Express stores

Dollar General acquires Walmart Express stores

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has purchased 41 former Walmart Express locations in 11 states. Dollar General said Wednesday that it expects to relocate 40 Dollar General stores into the acquired sites by October, and the deep discount retailer will also enter one new market through the deal. Financial terms of the transaction were

Dollar General set to ramp up expansion

Dollar General set to ramp up expansion

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Over the next two years, Dollar General Corp. plans to open nearly 2,000 new stores. The deep discount chain said late Wednesday that about 900 new stores and 875 relocations/remodels are slated for the current 2016 fiscal year. That will be followed up by approximately 1,000 new stores and 900 relocations/remodels in