News Releases

Dollar General Corporation Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal year 2020 first quarter (13 weeks) ended May 1, 2020. Net Sales Increased 27.6%; Same-Store Sales Increased 21.7% Operating Profit Increased 69.2% to $866.8 million Diluted Earnings Per Share (“EPS”) Increased 73.0% to $2.56 Cash Flows From Operations Increased 202.4% ... read more

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Makes Largest One-Day Grant Announcement to Support National Literacy Programs

Grants seek to support educational programs at schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced its largest one-day grant announcement aimed at supporting summer, family and adult literacy programs. In total, the Foundation awarded more than $8.6 million to approximately 970 nonprofit organizations, ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Announces Webcast of its First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that it plans to release its financial results for the fiscal 2020 first quarter on May 28, 2020. In connection with the release, Todd Vasos, chief executive officer, Jeff Owen, chief operating officer, and John Garratt, chief financial officer, will host a conference call on May 28, 2020, at 9:00 ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Announces Change in Location of 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; Meeting to Be Held Virtually

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today gives notice that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CT (the “Meeting”) will be conducted solely through virtual means due to continuing concerns regarding the health and safety of its shareholders, employees, directors, and other guests arising from the ... read more

Dollar General Opens First Store in Washington State

Store opening expands Dollar General’s presence to 46 states GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced the recent opening of its first store in Washington state, increasing its national presence to 46 states. This store opening in Cathlamet will provide Wahkiakum County residents with household essentials at everyday low prices in a convenient location. ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Announces Pricing of $1.5 Billion of Senior Notes

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing of an offering (the “Offering”) of $1.0 billion of its 3.500% Senior Notes due 2030 (the “2030 Notes”) and $500.0 million of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2050 (the “2050 Notes” and, together with the 2030 Notes, the “Notes”). The 2030 Notes will pay ... read more

Dollar General Announces Discount to Medical, Guardsmen and First Responder Communities

Major Retailer Demonstrates its Appreciation to Front-Line Individuals with 10 Percent Discount GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Beginning today, Dollar General is proud to provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases*. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores ... read more

Dollar General Announces Approximately $35 Million Investment in Employees

Major Retailer Continues to Invest in Its Employees as a Competitive Advantage GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced its plans to invest approximately $35 million in bonuses for all store, distribution center and private fleet employees. Eligible employees include those who perform work during a six-week period beginning in mid-March. Details of the ... read more

Dollar General to Hire Up to 50,000 New Employees to Support Operations

Major retailer plans to increase hiring efforts to support community and customer needs GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As the heightened demand for household essentials offered by Dollar General stores continues across the country amid COVID-19 concerns, the Company plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April as it continues to ... read more

Dollar General Corporation Appoints Debra A. Sandler to Board of Directors; Increases Board Size From Eight to Nine Directors

Increases Female Board Representation to One-Third GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced the appointment of Debra A. Sandler to its Board of Directors effective April 1, 2020. “On behalf of Dollar General and its Board of Directors, I am excited to welcome Debra to our team,” said Michael Calbert, Dollar General’s chairman of the board and ... read more