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Dollar General poised for even more growth

By Gina Acosta - 05/21/2018
The retailer celebrated the official grand opening of its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Ga., on Monday alongside approximately 1,000 employees, their families and special guests.

Dollar General is getting ready for a serious growth spurt in the South, as the retailer just picked Georgia to host its 15th distribution center.

The retailer celebrated the official grand opening of its 15th distribution center in Jackson, Ga., on Monday alongside approximately 1,000 employees, their families and special guests.

Dollar General and state and local agencies have invested approximately $85 million in the construction of the new center. Dollar General expects its Jackson distribution center to create more than 500 jobs and to deliver immediate and long-term benefits for the local economy.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of our 15th distribution center in Jackson today and to create more than 500 new jobs that will provide long-term career opportunities to the people of middle Georgia,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “This strategically-located distribution center will not only allow Dollar General to contribute to the local economy in Georgia, but it also positions us to further support our store growth strategy throughout the southeast United States. We are grateful for the collaboration from state and local leaders including Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the joint leaders from Butts and Spalding Counties who have been supportive since the project’s inception. We look forward to a positive, longstanding partnership with the community.”

Dollar General first announced its plan to open the Georgia distribution center in May 2016. The company began shipping from the center in fall 2017 and currently, the nearly one-million-square-foot center supports approximately 750 stores in the southeast United States. Between the Jackson distribution center and more than 800 stores in the state, Dollar General proudly employs more than 7,500 people throughout Georgia.

Dollar General’s 14 additional distribution centers are located in Alachua, Florida; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Janesville, Wisconsin; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Marion, Indiana; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia; and Zanesville, Ohio. The company is currently under construction on distribution centers in Longview, Texas and Amsterdam, New York.

Dollar General also announced a new summer promotional campaign Monday.

“Dollar General is excited to deliver a summer of savings to our customers,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “We have a dynamic lineup of products our customers will only find at Dollar General including limited-edition products from national brand partners, an expanded assortment of Better-For-You product offerings and a host of unique beauty care products from the newly-launched Studio Selection line. We look forward to helping all of our customers enjoy the summer by offering the value and convenience they have come to expect from Dollar General.”

Dollar General operates 14,609 stores in 44 states.

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