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Dollar General

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

Dreiling to step down as Dollar General chairman

Dreiling to step down as Dollar General chairman

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Rick Dreiling, chairman of Dollar General Corp., is stepping down from the board of directors. The dollar store chain said Thursday that Dreiling is resigning from the board effective Jan. 29. His resignation from the board coincides with his previously announced retirement as senior adviser. Plans call for lead director Mike Calbert

AmEx adds Rite Aid, Dollar General to cash-load network

AmEx adds Rite Aid, Dollar General to cash-load network

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. and Dollar General Corp. have joined the American Express Free Cash Reload network. American Express said Tuesday that the addition of the two retail chains gives the free cash-loading network — the nation’s largest — more than 45,000 locations overall, including Walmart, CVS/pharmacy, Family Dollar and 7-Eleven stores. Rite

Thorpe rejoins Dollar General as top merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. announced that James Thorpe has rejoined the company as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Thorpe had retired from the company in 2012 after serving for six years as senior vice president and general merchandising manager. “Jim is an accomplished merchant who has a strong understanding of our