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Dollar General plans store openings for 2020

Dollar General will open its new locations in Washington and Wyoming in 2020, which will expand its presence to 46 states within the nation, the company said.

Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation awards more than $2.8M in grants

Dollar General announced that its Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $2.8 million in youth literacy grants to help students and educators.

Dollar General reported a sales increase of 8.4% during its second-quarter performance and also appointed Jeffery C. Owen as COO.

Dollar General opened its 16th distribution center in Longview, Texas, which is expected to employ more than 400 people, the company said.

Dollar General is leveraging a mix of targeted advertising, data science and predictive modeling technologies to identify top candidates for external leadership positions.

Dollar General will first offer access to FedEx drop-off and pickup services at 1,500 stores in late summer and reach a total of 8,000 stores by the end of 2020.

Dollar General's net sales increased 8% to $6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 8% from $6.1 billion in the first quarter of 2018.

The line joins Dollar General’s first private-label beauty line called Studio Selection, which launched last year in the hair and skin categories.

Dollar General customers are now able to complete international or domestic Western Union money transfers at more than 15,400 stores.

Dollar General reported that its net income fell to $483.2 million for the quarter, the opening of 975 new stores, 1,000 remodels and 100 store relocations.

The retailer's third-quarter sales increased 8.7% to $6.42 billion, above estimates of $6.39 billion, and saw same-store sales rise to a better-than-expected 2.7%.

Throughout the holiday season, Dollar General will donate nearly $600,000 to support community schools, libraries, Maine Toys for Tots Foundation and St. Jude’s "Thanks and Giving" campaign.

Dollar General plans to create approximately 7,000 new jobs in 2018 by holding recruiting events across 44 states, where it will be seeking everything from store managers to part-time and full-time sales associates.

Dollar General’s net income rose 38% to $407 million, or $1.52 a share, in the quarter ended Aug. 3, up from $295 million, or $1.08 a share, in the year-ago period.

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