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News and information on merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies at Dollar General.

Dollar General debuts Popshelf concept store

Popshelf will house seasonal on-trend home décor, health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, and party goods among other items.

Dollar General gets new chief merchant

The discount retailer has promoted company veteran Emily Taylor, who formerly served as senior vice president of channel innovation, to executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Dollar General is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Laura relief and recovery efforts, and accepting in-store donations through Sept. 11.

Dollar General said it will undertake a total of 2,780 real estate projects this year, including 1,000 new stores, 1,670 mature store remodels and 110 store relocations.

Dollar General reported a Q2 net sales increase of 24% to $8.7 billion from $7 billion and promoted Kathy Reardon to executive vice president and chief people officer.

To help celebrate the 15th anniversary of its Employee Assistance Foundation, Dollar General will be donating $5 million.

Dollar General, alongside its Literacy Foundation, is making a combined pledge of $5 million to support racial justice and education.

Dollar General’s net income surged to $650 million, or $2.56 a share, in the quarter ended May 1, up from $385 million, or $1.48 a share, in the year-ago period.

Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation awarded $8.6 million in grants to approximately 970 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.

Dollar General is investing an additional $25 million in retail, distribution center and fleet employee bonuses.

Dollar General opened its first store in Washington state, which will serve the residents of Wahkiakum county.

Dollar General is providing all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10% discount on qualifying purchases.

Dollar General appointed Debra A. Sandler to its board, effective April 1, bringing the total number of members to nine.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the industry is taking steps to keep stores safe for consumers and associates while still serving as a resource. 

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