Dollar General Opens 17,000th Store

by Katie Lee

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General has opened its 17,000th store in Fountain, Colo. Dollar General opened its first store in Colorado in 2006 and currently employs more than 500 individuals in the state through approximately 60 store locations.

DG was originally founded as a wholesale venture in 1939 by J.L. Turner and Cal Turner, Sr. The father-and-son duo pioneered the “dollar store” concept in 1955 with the opening of the first Dollar General store in Springfield, Ky. Today, DG is comprised of 17,000 company-owned retail locations and more than 25 traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers.

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