Dollar General Celebrated the Grand Opening of its 20,000th Store

On Saturday, February 24th, Dollar General Corporation celebrated the grand opening of its 20,000th store at its DG Market location in Alice, Texas.

“Today (Saturday) marks an incredible milestone in Dollar General’s history,” said Steve Deckard, Dollar General’s executive vice president of store operations and development.

“From our first general store to today’s 20,000th store opening, our mission to serve others and help customers stretch their budget remains strong. We believe each store provides a positive impact in our hometowns through convenient access to affordable essentials, career growth opportunities for employees, and the ability for local nonprofits, schools, and libraries to advance through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants. On behalf of the DG leadership team, I would like to share my gratitude to the entire DG family for its ongoing commitment to our customers and communities in helping us reach this milestone,” Deckard highlighted.

Dollar General Celebrations in Alice, Texas

The milestone grand opening celebrations began at 9 am with senior leaders and vendors. After the official ribbon cutting, customers received a complimentary tote bag with product samples from numerous vendors and refreshments from one of DG’s private brands, Clover Valley.

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Dollar General also awarded $20,000 to support educational and tutoring programs through a $10,000 donation each to Alicia Salinas Public Library and the Boys & Girls Club of Alice.

The Company also provided new books to Saenz Elementary School in Alice to help instill a love of reading in students.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott commemorated the occasion with an official recognition: “I have full faith that its twenty thousandth store will be an uplifting force in Alice and beyond. During this milestone celebration and hereafter, I encourage all Dollar General employees to feel pride in their work and to reflect upon the values that launched one of America’s most iconic companies.”

The company employs more than 17,500 Texas workers through its state store, distribution center, and private fleet presence.

Dollar General originated as a wholesale venture by J.L. Turner and his son, Cal Turner, Sr. The first DG store opened nearly 70 years ago in Springfield, Kentucky, in 1955.