Goodlettsville, Tennessee–(business wire) — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) celebrated its 19,000th grand opening.th Today at our store in Joplin, Missouri, we celebrated the community and donated $19,000 to a local elementary school. The customer also received a complimentary DG gift card, tote bag and product samples of his.
“Today marks the 19,000th anniversary of Dollar General’s history.th Dollar General CEO Jeff Owen said: “Since opening its first store in Missouri in 1973, Dollar General has a long history in the state, proudly employing more than 6,000 Missourians through its stores, distribution centers and DG Private Fleet. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone in the Dollar General family for reaching this milestone for their dedication to our customers and we look forward to continuing to serve the Joplin community in the future. ”
In line with Dollar General’s mission serveDollar General donated $19,000 and 100 new books to Joplin’s Royal Heights Elementary School to support its ongoing literacy and education programs.
Royal Heights Elementary School Principal Breanna Faircross said: “We are extremely grateful for Dollar General’s donation to further strengthen these efforts and bring us closer to achieving reading proficiency for all students.”
We believe that each new store addition brings positive financial benefits, including additional access to affordable products for our customers. Creation of new jobs and career development opportunities for employees. generating additional tax revenue; and allowing local nonprofits, schools, and libraries to apply for literacy and education grants through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Dollar General was founded in 1939 as a wholesale business by JL Turner and his son Cal Turner Sr. The father-son duo opened the first Dollar General Store in Springfield, Kentucky in 1955.
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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 80 years. Dollar General helps save shoppers time. save money Every day.® delivers frequently used and replenished products such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, household items, and seasonal items at a low cost every day in a convenient neighborhood location. By offering at a price. Dollar General operates 18,818 stores in 47 states as of October 28, 2022. In addition to premium private brands, Dollar General also owns Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.