Dollar General in management hiring spree
Dollar General needs more managers to support its rapid growth — and it wants them sooner rather than later.
The discounter on Thursday said that during the next 10 days it is looking to fill management roles within its retail operations, distribution centers and corporate functions. Available positions include retail district managers, retail region directors, distribution center assistant directors and distribution center supervisors.
Dollar General continues to grow at a fast pace. It is on track to open 900 stores in 2018.
“It’s an exciting time to join Dollar General as we seek qualified candidates to support our tremendous growth,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive VP president and chief people officer. “In FY 2018 alone, we plan to create approximately 7,000 new jobs, in addition to the approximately 50,000 jobs we have created in the last decade.”
As of May 4, Dollar General operated 14,761 stores in 44 states.
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Mobile POS transactions to triple in five years
Expect more and more merchants — even small ones — to adopt mobile point-of-sale in the next few years.
According to a new study from Juniper Research, the adoption mobile point-of-sale devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This represents a threefold increase over an estimated 28 billion transactions in 2018.
The research found that the average price of an mPOS device will drop from $40 in 2018 to approximately $33 by 2023. The increased affordability, coupled with the simplicity of the devices, will make the technology highly attractive to smaller, previously cash-driven businesses, according to Juniper. Established POS vendors such as Verifone and Ingenico will therefore increasingly look to mPOS as an area for future growth, expanding their market reach to previously unaddressed markets.
The research also forecasts that biometrics will become an increasingly common part of mPOS offerings. It cited national identity schemes using biometrics, such as Aadhar in India, as a mechanism for card-free authentication, giving merchants the opportunity to avoid card network charges. This will drive biometric-enabled mPOS devices to reach almost 2 million globally by 2023, just under 4% of total mPOS terminals in use by then.
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