Dollar General's Same-Stores Sales Climb 6%

Dollar General’s net profit rose to $171.2 million in the third quarter from $128 million a year ago on larger transaction sizes, Forbes reported. The company reported a 6 percent increase in same-store sales, while overall revenue hit $3.6 billion, up 11.5 percent from the year-ago quarter. The dollar store chain plans to open 40 new stores in 2012 compared to 25 openings in 2011, reported Forbes.

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