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Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides merchandise products in the United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products comprising cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks, such as candy, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; pet products comprising pet supplies and pet food; tobacco products; and health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines, as well as personal care products, such as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products. It also offers seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, automotive, and home office supplies; and home products comprising kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company provides apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of June 9, 2014, it operated approximately 11,000 stores located in 40 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

100,600 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/20/14
Founded in 1939

dollar general corp (DG) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $709.4K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $699.5K
Executive Vice President of Store Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $620.2K
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $553.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

dollar general corp (DG) Key Developments

Rick Dreiling to Retire from Dollar General Corporation as CEO

Dollar General Corporation announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Rick Dreiling, has informed the Board of Directors of his intent to retire as CEO effective May 30, 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor. Dreiling has agreed to serve, at the discretion of the Board, as chairman during a transition period following the appointment of a new CEO.

Dollar General And Family Dollar Merger In Doubt

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) and Family Dollar Stores Inc.’s (NYSE:FDO) possible merger is in doubt. Dollar General’s Chief Executive Officer, Rick Dreiling will retire in 2015, throwing into doubt a proposal by Carl Icahn to merge with Family Dollar Stores Inc. Dollar General's shares fell as much as 8% and Family Dollar's fell around 4% on June 27, 2014. Carl Icahn said earlier in June 2014 that he was considering pushing Family Dollar to sell itself to Dollar General in order to help the companies cope with intensifying competition.

Dollar General Corporation to Open New Stores in Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon

Dollar General Corporation has announced plans to open new stores in Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon. The retailer will begin construction on stores in Maine and Rhode Island this fall with plans to expand into Oregon in early 2015. Expansion into Maine and Rhode Island follows the company's successful expansion into neighboring northeastern states in recent years. New stores in Oregon will increase the company's visibility on the west coast after opening stores in California in 2012, including the company's 10,000th store in Merced, California. Stores in Maine and Rhode Island will be served by its Bethel, Pennsylvania distribution center that celebrated its grand opening last week and Oregon stores plan to be served by its Lebec, California distribution center that opened in April 2012.


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