Dollar General

  1. Media & Marketing
99 Cents Only Stores will wind down its business and shutter its 371 locations across California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada after more than 40 years in operation. The decision follows a months-long attempt to find an alternative solution, but ultimately the company decided a wind-down was the best way to “maximize the value of 99 Cents Only Stores’ assets,” the company said […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. reported disappointing quarterly earnings and offered a downbeat outlook on March 13 and announced plans to shutter about 1,000 stores, nearly all of which operate under its Family Dollar banner. As part of an ongoing portfolio review, company executives have identified some 600 Family Dollar stores to close in […]
  1. Stores & Formats
2024 looks to be another year of growth for retail, with more than a dozen retail chains already announcing plans for expansion this year. I always love to see headlines about retailers opening new stores. It shows that retail businesses are healthy enough to invest in expanding their physical store footprints. And as a long […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
MNB reader Karl Graff emailed me about yesterday’s story concerning the staff of a Wisconsin Dollar General store that quit en masse, and my comment that “dollar stores in general have a reputation for cutting corners wherever and whenever possible, with low staffing levels that put enormous stress on the folks who do work there.  […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va.— The Family Dollar discount chain said Wednesday that it will close around 1,000 stores. The announcement came as the chain’s parent company, Dollar Tree, announced its fourth-quarter fiscal results for 2023. The chain said it will close 600 locations this year and 370 stores over the next several years as store leases expire. […]
  1. Associates & Employees
NBC News reports that shoppers who recently showed up at a Dollar General store in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, found the store closed and two signs on the door: “The store is CLOSED. The whole team has walked away due to a lack of appreciation, being overworked and being underpaid.” And: “We QUIT! Thank you to […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Discount supermarket retailer Lidl U.S. has named four executives with extensive retail experience to top posts, including naming Frank Kerr as the company’s first-ever Chief Customer Officer. Kerr is returning for a second stint at Lidl U.S., where he was one of the first 50 employees, and he’ll be responsible for driving a holistic customer […]
  1. Department & Category
When you open your 20,000th store you are executing relevant brand messaging and at Dollar General were talking more and more about a lot of food according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Steve Deckard, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations and development, stated, “Today marks an incredible […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Got this email from an MNB reader: I believe the final ruling on the merger will come down to who best defines “grocery store” for the courts.  If it’s the broader definition that includes WMT, Costco, Dollar General, Target, delivery & remote options, etc., Kroger will prevail.   If the 1980s / FTC definition of […]
  1. Department: Food
GOODLETTESVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General customers can now purchase food, produce, over-the-counter medicines and additional wellness products in more than 20,000 stores nationwide using health supplemental benefits, the company said on Wednesday. “With approximately 75% of Americans within five miles of a Dollar General, we recognize the unique access we provide to all communities, especially […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Friday celebrated the grand opening of its 20,000th store at its DG Market location in Alice, Texas. “Today marks an incredible milestone in Dollar General’s history,” said Steve Deckard, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations and development. “From our first general store to today’s 20,000th store opening, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger this morning issued a press release that continues to make the argument – the same argument that it has made since first proposing the $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons – that it will lower prices once the deal is complete, and that it has a 20-year track record of lowering prices after it makes […]
  1. Department: Food
Dollar General (DG) now offers fresh produce in more than 5,000 U.S. stores, giving the company more individual points of produce distribution than any other mass retailer or grocer in the country. DG stores that carry fresh produce are stocked with the top 20 produce items typically sold in traditional grocery stores, including tomatoes, onions, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Reacting to Amazon’s plan to create a pay tier for its Alexa smart speaker system, one MNB reader wrote: Our main household use for Alexa is to control lights, heat, and A/C.  If they start charging for it, we will stop using it.  There are many other platforms available for home control that do not […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart will raise its U.S. store managers’ base pay from an average of $117,000 per year to $128,000 and has redesigned its bonus program to include a store’s profits, not just its sales. Bonuses could now amount to 200% of a manager’s base salary. Additionally, Walmart will offer stock grants of up to $20,000 annually […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart will raise its U.S. store managers’ base pay from an average of $117,000 per year to $128,000 and has redesigned its bonus program to include a store’s profits, not just its sales. Bonuses could now amount to 200% of a manager’s base salary. Additionally, Walmart will offer stock grants of up to $20,000 annually […]
  1. Department: Food
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General this week reached a milestone in the rollout of fresh fruits and vegetables to its stores. More than 5,000 of its locations now carry a produce assortment that includes tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes, and salad mixes. Dollar General said it now offers produce in more […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has launched a new home fragrance line called Club92 with scented candles, wax melts and reed diffusers. The line was created exclusively for DG by Slatkin + Co., which specializes in home fragrance. This curated collection of scents was designed to speak directly to the Dollar General customer’s unique home […]
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  13. Stores & Formats
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