Dollar General plans big growth to include Dayton

DAYTON — Discount store Dollar General has big plans for growth in the next year, which will mean more locations in the Dayton region.

Dollar General (NYSE: DG), based near Nashville, recently told investors it plans to open 900 new stores this year and 1,000 more in 2017. This would increase the total number of stores by around 15 percent, to more than 14,000 locations. For the past three years, the company has opened around 700 stores.

Included in the store openings are at least three stores in the Dayton region, with more likely on the way. Dollar General already has 30 stores in the region.

As of January, Dollar General was weighing a possible new location in Trotwood with a final decision expected this spring. Plans also are in the works for a new 10,000-square-foot Dollar General store in Xenia and, in September, Fairborn approved plans for a new 9,100-square-foot Dollar General on South Maple Avenue.

In Dayton, while specialty grocery stores have been competing in the southern suburbs, discounters like Dollar General seem to be already picking up the pace in other areas. Save-A-Lot is opening a new store in Breitenstrater Square shopping center at the corner of Patterson Road and Wilmington Avenue.

Read more about this story in the Dayton Business Journal by Kaitlin Schroeder

Photo courtesy of Dollar General


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