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Dollar General in milestone store opening

Dollar General Alice Texas
Dollar General celebrated the opening of its 20,000th store, in Alice, Texas.

Dollar General continues to expand its store footprint across the country.

The discounter celebrated the opening of its 20,000th store, a DG Market location in Alice, Texas. The opening is in line with Dollar General’s plans to open 800 new stores in fiscal 2024, along with 1,500 remodels and 85 store relocations.   

The Texas store milestone comes about a month after the retailerl surpassed another milestone, announcing that it now offers fresh produce in more than 5,000 stores across the country. The stores carry the top-20 produce items typically sold in traditional grocery stores.

Dollar General employs more than 17,500 employees through its store, distribution center and private fleet presence in Texas.

“Today marks an incredible milestone in Dollar General’s history,” said Steve Deckard,  executive VP of store operations and development, Dollar General. “From our first general store to today’s 20,000th store opening, our mission to serve others and help customers stretch their budget remains strong. We believe each store provides a positive impact in our hometowns through convenient access to affordable essentials, career growth opportunities for employees, and the ability for local nonprofits, schools and libraries to advance through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants.”

 Dollar General awarded $20,000 to support educational and tutoring programs through a $10,000 donation each to Alicia Salinas Public Library and to the Boys & Girls Club of Alice. The company also provided new books to Saenz Elementary School in Alice to help instill a love of reading in students. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commemorated the occasion with an official recognition. “I have full faith that its 20,000th store will be an uplifting force in Alice and beyond,” he stated. “During this milestone celebration and hereafter, I encourage all Dollar General employees to feel pride in their work and to reflect upon the values that launched one of America’s most iconic companies.” 

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based  Dollar General originated as a wholesale venture by J.L. Turner and his son, Cal Turner, Sr. The first Dollar General store opened nearly 70 years ago in Springfield, Kentucky in 1955. 

The company operates 20,000 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States, and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico.

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