Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General plans to expand its nationwide presence into three new states within the next year, increasing the company’s presence to 43 states across the country. The discount retailer will begin construction on stores in Maine and Rhode Island in fall 2014, with plans to expand into Oregon in early 2015.
Expansion into Maine and Rhode Island follows the company’s expansion into neighboring northeastern states in recent years. New stores in Oregon will increase Dollar General’s visibility on the West Coast after opening stores in California in 2012. Stores in Maine and Rhode Island will be served by its new Bethel, Pennsylvania distribution center and Oregon stores plan to be served by its Lebec, California distribution center that opened in April 2012.
“It’s exciting to announce plans to add stores in three new states, which will give Dollar General locations in all northeastern states and a presence in the pacific northwest,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Announcing this expansion simultaneously with our 75th anniversary in 2014 further demonstrates Dollar General’s enduring legacy of serving others and providing customers quality, convenience and everyday low prices.”