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Dollar General opens three distribution centers; will expand two hubs

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Dollar General is increasing its supply chain capacity.

Dollar General is adding to its supply chain network.

The discount retailer is opening three new distribution centers in locations across the Midwest and South, and also plans to expand existing facilities in in Jonesville, S.C. and Amsterdam, N.Y.

Following are highlights of Dollar General’s three new facilities in Blair, Neb.; Newman, Ga.; and Fort Worth, Texas:

Blair, Neb.

Dollar General recently opened its Blair, Neb. distribution center, which is expected to create approximately 400 new jobs at full capacity and represents an approximate $140 million investment. It is the company’s first ground-up dual distribution center for its traditional and DG Fresh supply chain networks. The DG Fresh network is currently delivering frozen goods and produce to more than 19,000 stores from 12 facilities. A formal grand opening celebration is scheduled for summer 2023.

Permanent regional facilities

Dollar General also recently increased distribution center storage capacity by more than two million square feet through two new permanent regional facilities in Newnan, Ga. and Fort Worth, Tex. Each facility will employ approximately 200 individuals at full capacity and serve as an intermediary point between import locations and Dollar General’s distribution center network.

Dollar General is also expanding capacity of two existing supply chain hubs:

Jonesville, S.C.

Dollar General has made an approximately $45 million expansion investment in its Jonesville, S.C. distribution center, which first opened in 2005. The company completed the 250,000-sq.-ft. addition in spring 2023.

Amsterdam, N.Y.

Dollar General plans to build a 170,000-sq.-ft. DG Fresh facility to complement a traditional distribution center that opened in Amsterdam in 2019. The company currently plans to close on the property by fall 2023 and begin construction in 2024.

Dollar General is also currently under construction on three recently announced distribution centers in North Little Rock, Ark.; Aurora, Colo.; and Salem, Ore.

[Read more: Dollar General Q4 earnings, sales rise; to open 1,050 stores]

“The recent additions to our supply chain network aim to provide greater efficiencies, create additional jobs and drive positive economic impact,” said Tony Zuazo, Dollar General executive VP of global supply chain. “We’re excited to continue growing our distribution center network to further support store growth and to better serve our customers and local communities.”

As of March 3, 2023, Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General operated 19,147 stores.

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