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Dollar General

Dollar General Q2 sales beat expectations

Dollar General Q2 sales beat expectations

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. reported higher-than-expected sales and earnings for the second quarter, and boosted its projections for the year despite an expected increase in transportation and distribution costs and uncertainty caused by the Delta variant. Net sales decreased 0.4% to $8.7 billion in the second quarter of 2021, but still beat analysts’

Dollar General targets suburban shoppers with popshelf

Dollar General targets suburban shoppers with popshelf

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General Corp. today unveiled its newest retail store concept, popshelf, which aims “to engage customers with a fun, affordable and stress-free shopping experience.” The first two popshelf stores will open this fall near Nashville, Tenn., each about 9,000 square feet in size and offering a continually refreshed assortment that includes seasonal

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,