Profile: Dollar General Corp (DG.N)
10 Mar 2014
Dollar General Corporation, incorporated in 1955, is a discount retailer in the United States by number of stores, with 9,961 stores located in 39 states as of March 2, 2012, primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. The Company's merchandise includes national brands from manufacturers, as well as private brand selections with prices at substantial discounts to national brands. It offers its merchandise at everyday low prices through its convenient small-box (approximately 7,200 square feet) locations. During the fiscal year ended February 3, 2012 (fiscal 2011), it opened 625 stores and remodeled or relocated 575 stores, and closed 60 stores. Its small box stores offer consumable items, including packaged and refrigerated foods.
The Company purchases merchandise from a variety of suppliers and maintain direct buying relationships with many producers of national brand merchandise, such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Its stores are supported by 10 distribution centers located strategically throughout its geographic footprint, including a distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama which began shipping to stores on March 11, 2012. The Company leases additional temporary warehouse space as necessary to support its distribution needs. In addition, it has leased a distribution facility in Lebec, California.
The Company offers a focused assortment of everyday necessities in a range of general merchandise categories. The Company sells national brands from manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Its stores generally offer approximately 10,000 total stock keeping units (SKUs) per store; the number of SKUs in a given store can vary based upon the store's size, geographic location, merchandising initiatives, seasonality, and other factors. Consumables category includes paper and cleaning products (such as paper towels, bath tissue, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, laundry and other home cleaning supplies); food, including packaged food and perishables (such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, sugar, flour, milk, eggs and bread); beverages and snacks (including candy, cookies, crackers, salty snacks and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene and foot care products), and pet (including pet supplies and pet food).
Seasonal products include decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid cell phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, automotive and home office supplies. Home products includes kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed and bath soft goods. Apparel includes casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories.
The Dollar General Store
The average Dollar General store has approximately 7,200 square feet of selling space. During fiscal 2011, its total store count included 69 Dollar General Market stores, which, in addition to the merchandise offering of a traditional Dollar General store, feature an expanded food section, including fresh meat and produce and more frozen and refrigerated foods. During fiscal 2011, it opened 12 Dollar General Markets, including seven as part of its initial entrance into Nevada. In addition to the Market stores, it is also testing a large format traditional store with approximately 10,000 square feet of selling space, including an expanded section of coolers and freezers.
The Company competes with Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Fred's, 99 Cents Only, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid.
Dollar General Corp
100 Mission Ridge
GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
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