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Dollar General is already the largest small-box retailer in the U.S. and has been expanding into new states in recent years. Credit: Dollar General

Dollar General Ups Takeover Offer, Threatens Hostile Bid

September 2, 2014 at 6:06 am

In a letter to Family Dollar’s board of directors, Goodlettsville-based Dollar General has increased its $10 billion bid by roughly two percent after being rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree.

Dollar General has not said whether Family Dollar locations would be rebranded under a buyout. Credit: Dustin Peck Photography via Family Dollar

Family Dollar Stiffarms Dollar General $9.7B Buyout Bid

August 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

Family Dollar is citing anti trust concerns for its rejection.

Dollar General is already the largest small-box retailer in the U.S. and has been expanding into new states in recent years. Credit: Dollar General

Dollar General Enters Bidding War For Family Dollar

August 18, 2014 at 6:47 am

According to a news release from the company, Dollar General has made a $9.7 billion all-cash counter-bid, which tops the cash and stock offer made by Dollar Tree three weeks ago.

Dollar General to Sell Tobacco Products

December 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm

“Where’s the cigarettes?” Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling says that’s the number one question he gets from customers and managers when he visits stores.

Dollar General Expands Into California As Sales Climb

September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Dollar General is on track to open 50 stores in California by year’s end. Company executives think the nation’s most populous state could help the retailer continue its run of record-setting sales figures.

Dollar General Looking to Grow in Apparel Following Record Quarter

June 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Sales rose 13 percent in the first three months of the year, to nearly $4 billion.

Dollar General Dabbles in eCommerce

Dollar General Dabbles in eCommerce

December 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

Goodletsville-based Dollar General is in the thick of its first holiday season operating an online store. Like many retailers trying to lure customers, Dollar General is offering free shipping, but without any limits.

Dollar General Expands Store, Sourcing Footprint

Dollar General Expands Store, Sourcing Footprint

December 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Goodletsville-based Dollar General has announced plans to continue expanding next year with an additional 625 stores. The discount chain moved into three new states during the third quarter – Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

Dollar General Continues Growth Plan into 2011

January 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Goodlettsville-based Dollar General announced plans Monday to open more than 600 stores this year, topping a string of high-growth years.

Dollar General Improves Margins with Products Made Overseas

June 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Goodlettsville-based Dollar General reported record sales in the company’s first quarter Tuesday. The discount retailer is making more money, in part, because it’s getting more of its goods from overseas.

Dollar General Sales Boosted By Cost Conscious Consumers

December 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Goodlettsville-based Dollar General posted another good quarter showing consumers are still hunting for bargains.

Dollar General Profits Soar Three Fold

September 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Goodletsville-based Dollar General is reporting profits up more than three times over the second quarter of last year.