Friday, February 10, 2017

Dollar General isn’t boasting when it calls itself one of America’s fastest-growing retailers.

The extreme-value discounter will open 1,000 stores and two distribution centers in 2017, resulting in the creation of approximately 10,000 new jobs. The announcement comes as Dollar General is testing a new, smaller-store format under a new banner.

The new jobs will translate into a roughly nine percent overall increase to its workforce and mark the largest one-year employee increase through organic store and distribution center growth in the company’s 78-year history.

In mid-January, Dollar General debuted its smaller-store format, called DGX, in Nashville. The 3,400-sq.-ft. store is designed to serve urban shoppers in a convenient, easy-to-shop format. The merchandise mix is geared toward instant consumption and includes a soda fountain, coffee station and grab-and-go sandwiches. . . . more

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