Dollar General to Open 625 New Stores

2011 growth includes expansion into three new states

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Building on its plans to open 625 new stores in fiscal 2011, Dollar General Corp. has announced that it plans to create 6,000 new jobs. The new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General's existing 35-state operating area as well as three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire.

"Bringing our store model of convenience and value to more people in more states is an exciting opportunity for us," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We believe the new communities and states we are entering will benefit from the [image-nocss] new jobs, shopping choices and dedication to community found at Dollar General."

By expanding its presence in new suburban, rural and metropolitan markets, Dollar General will be bringing more than 6,000 new jobs to local communities. The anticipated jobs follow two years of positive job growth for the company. From 2009 to 2011, the company will have created more than 15,000 new jobs, it said.

In addition to 625 new stores, the company plans to remodel or relocate 550 stores.

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General offers products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. It has more than 9,200 stores in 35 states.