Convenience Store News

DEC 2016

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INDUSTRY ROUNDUP Dollar store chain Dollar General Corp. is going big in the form of a new small-format convenience store concept. Tentatively branded DGX, the first of these new, smaller concept stores is expected to open in downtown Nashville, Tenn., in early 2017. The 3,400-square-foot store will offer typical c-store fare, including immediate-consumption items like fountain soda, coffee, candy, snacks and grab-and-go sandwiches. DGX will also offer an assortment of limited items, like pet supplies, paper products, home cleaning supplies, an expanded health and beauty section, electronics, and home and seasonal products. The DGX store will also include a checkout lane geared toward a high-volume, smaller basket. Existing Dollar General stores typically occupy approximately 7,000 square feet. This move to a smaller format is the latest action in the retailer's plan to expand by 2,200 stores over the next two years for a total of more than 14,000 stores. As of Oct. 28, Dollar General operated more than 13,000 stores in 43 states. In 2017, the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based company expects to open 1,000 new stores, in addition to plans to relocate or remodel 900 existing stores. Dollar General is planning to open a second DGX store in Raleigh, N.C., in early 2017. Dollar General Will Enter C-store Business DGX-branded store to offer immediate-consumption, convenience fare 4JEFLJDL ™ Waste/Windshield 5XP'PME ™ Pole Mount Windshield $POUPVS ™ Waste/Windshield $JHBSFUUF%JTQPTFS $ DAZZLE YOUR FORECOURT! Increase your holiday traffic & sales

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