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Dollar General entering Idaho

Once the location in Idaho's Kootenai County opens by spring 2022, it will operate in 47 states.
David Salazar
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Dollar General is soon to enter its 47th state. The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discounter is set to open its first sort in Idaho by spring 2022, bringing its presence to the state’s Kootenai County. 

“Dollar General is committed to helping customers save time and money on everyday essentials, and we look forward to bringing our convenience and value to Idaho shoppers,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “In addition to providing affordable access to Idahoans, we are equally excited to create new career opportunities for local residents. We look forward to welcoming new customers into our first Idaho store when the project is completed early next year and to continue serving customers and communities through our mission of serving others. 

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The store will carry Dollar Generals assortment of national and private brands in such categories as health and beauty, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and food — including dairy items, bread, frozen and canned vegetables, grains and more. 

Dollar General said the new store would aim to represent positive economic growth for the community it serves via jobs, additional tax revenue and increased accessibility to the goods the retailer sells. It also will bring the ability for area nonprofits, schools and libraries to apply for funds through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which has awarded more than $203 million in grants since it began in 1993. 

As of July, Dollar General operated more than 17,600 stores, with 75% of the U.S. population living within five miles of a Dollar General store.