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Dollar General acquires small chain


Dollar General is set to grow its already considerable footprint through an acquisition.

The discounter will acquire all 323 stores from Dollar Express, according to the Charlotte Observer.

The Dollar Express chain is made up of former Family Dollar stores that Family Dollar sold to Sycamore Partners in late 2015. Family Dollar sold the stores to meet federal antitrust approval of its acquisition of Family Dollar.

Dollar General operated 12,483 stores at the end of January.

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