Dollar General
Dollar General is opening 975 stores in 2019.

Retailers are closing thousands of stores this year as the fallout from the retail apocalypse drags on.

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But there are several companies bucking that trend, and chief among them is Dollar General. Instead of shutting down stores, Dollar General is opening hundreds more locations.

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The discount chain says it plans to open 975 stores this year, remodel 1,000 locations, and relocate 100 stores.

In the most recent quarter, the retailer’s same-store sales sales grew 4%, and total sales rose 8.5% to $6.7 billion. We went to a Dollar General store in Richmond, Virginia, last year to find out what makes it so successful.

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