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Dollar General awards racial justice, education grant recipients

Recipients of Dollar General’s racial justice and education commitment grants include the Equal Justice Initiative, Operation Hope and INROADS.  

Dollar General plans in-store holiday donation campaigns

Dollar General is hosting in-store collection events and providing $485,000 in donations to benefit local toy drives, including the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The retailer announced plans to award approximately $50 million in additional appreciation bonuses to eligible front-line employees in the fourth quarter.

On Nov. 13, Dollar General will host a pre-holiday sales event at its stores and online that features discounts on such items as holiday décor, health and beauty items, and food essentials.

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

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.

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