Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today opened its 11,000 th store, further distinguishing itself as the retailer with the most stores in the United States. The company hosted a community celebration this morning to mark the grand opening of the 11,000 th store, which is located in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Dollar General celebrates the opening of its 11,000th store. (Photo: Business Wire)“The opening of our 11,000 th store is another exciting milestone for Dollar General. I would like to thank our more than 100,000 employees for all they do every day to serve our customers as we continue to grow,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We see a lot of exciting opportunities to expand our business, create new career opportunities for our employees and make a difference in our customers’ lives.” As part of today’s community celebration, Dollar General presented $11,000 in donations to local schools and community organizations in support of literacy initiatives. Dollar General anticipates opening 650 new stores in 2013. The company plans to create 6,000 new jobs in 2013 and Dollar General’s continued growth has created nearly 30,000 new jobs since 2007. Attached are two high-resolution photos from today’s community celebration and grand opening. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com or on Dollar General’s Facebook page. Suggested Social Media Outreach: @DollarGeneral opens its 11,000 th store today in Murfreesboro, Tenn. with community celebration. About Dollar General Corporation: Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.