This morning, Dollar General marked another significant milestone in its company growth by celebrating new store grand openings in Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island, expanding the major retailer’s presence to 43 states.
“It’s very exciting to move into these new states and grow the Dollar General brand. We continue to be focused on sustainable growth and doing what we do best, which is serving our customers with everyday low prices, convenience and exceptional value,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Increasing Dollar General’s footprint in these states gives us a presence and opens further growth opportunities in both the northeast and pacific northwest where we see tremendous growth potential for Dollar General.”
To commemorate these special occasions, grand opening celebrations were held at each of the following new stores in which customers received complimentary gift cards, tote bags, prizes, special offers and other giveaways.
1079 Sabattus St. in Lewiston, Maine
33 Elm St. in North Berwick, Maine
94 S.E. Main St. in Winston, Oregon
1300 Easy St. in Brookings, Oregon
567 Main Rd. in Tiverton, Rhode Island
1548 Broad St. in Cranston, Rhode Island
Dollar General also gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.
Stores in Maine and Rhode Island will be served by its Bethel, Pennsylvania distribution center that celebrated its grand opening in May 2014 and Oregon stores plan to be served by its Lebec, California distribution center that opened in April 2012.