Dollar General is proving that even if you get knocked down, you’re capable of getting back up. The retailer might have seen a lower-than-expected 2019 profit forecast, but it's hitting back with a 3.8 percent bump in sales and plans to open 975 new stores and expand its distribution footprint, with a new facility in Longview, Texas.
“Today marks another growth milestone for Dollar General in the great state of Texas as we celebrate the grand opening of our Longview distribution center alongside employees, their families, and local and state officials,” said Todd Vasos, CEO. “We are proud to have a partnership with the state of Texas spanning more than four decades after opening our first store in the state in 1977. We are tremendously thankful for the support from Governor Greg Abbott, Longview Mayor Andy Mack, Judge Bill Stoudt, and the Longview Economic and Community Development throughout the progression of this project. We look forward to being a longstanding business partner in the Longview community.”
The new state-of-the-art distribution center—the company’s 16th—will support approximately 1,000 Dollar General stores across the country, according to a press release. This is the company’s second distribution center in Texas, with its other 14 facilities scattered throughout the country. It also has plans for a 17th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York.
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