General Merchandise

Dollar General to Host Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Dollar General Corp. will hold its first Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit in April as it aims to pair new vendors with buyers and category managers.

The discount retailer is inviting new suppliers—and ones it hasn’t worked with in the past 18 months—that sell items in at least one of the following categories to apply:

  • Health and beauty care (HBC), personal care and over-the-counter/wellness items
  • General merchandise/all nonfood
  • Grocery

Companies interested in attending can apply by submitting their production information to Dollar General, and those selected must pay a $500 participation fee upon meeting with a member of the Dollar General merchandising team.

“We look forward to meeting with potential new vendors, learning about relevant products for our customers and expanding the number of unique and specialized offerings available in our stores,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General offers used and replenished products such as food, snacks and cleaning supplies, as well as products from manufacturers such as Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestle and more. The retailer operated 14,321 dollar stores in 44 states as of Nov. 3, 2017.

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