Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General released news that construction is currently underway on new stores in Washington and Wyoming. These new locations are expected to expand the company’s presence to 46 states throughout the country.
Stores are being built in Centralia, Washington (Lewis County); Cathlamet, Washington, (Wahkiakum County) and Pine Bluffs, Wyoming (Laramie County). These initial stores are scheduled to celebrate grand openings in early fiscal year 2020.
“We look forward to expanding our footprint into Washington and Wyoming and the opportunity to serve new customers with value and convenience through our mission of Serving Others,” says Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s SVP of real estate and store development. “At Dollar General, our customers are at the center of all we do. We believe the addition of each new Dollar General store presents positive economic growth for the communities we serve through the creation of local career opportunities and the ability for customers to purchase affordable, quality items in our easy-to-shop, small box format. We look forward to being a long-standing business partner in each of the communities we serve and to welcoming new customers into our stores when these projects are completed next year.”
Dollar General carries products from well-known name brands and its own private brand merchandise, offering of health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items, refrigerated and frozen foods.
With nearly 16,000 retail locations and approximately 140,000 employees, Dollar General invests in its employees as a competitive advantage to help develop and grow their careers. Each location is expected to employ approximately six to 10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store.
As part of its mission of Serving Others, Dollar General is involved in the communities it serves and is a supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $172 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports individuals in these communities who may be interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. Referrals to local organizations that provide free literacy services are available.