Dollar General in is based in the United States, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tn. and as of Jan 2012, has managed more than 10,000 stores in approximately forty states.
In 1939 Cal Turner from Scottsville, Kentucky established the company as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc, then in 1968 modified it's name to Dollar General Corporation. During 2007, it was bought by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company which is a private equity firm who eventually took the company public in 2009.
You will typically find Dollar General stores in small-scale shopping centers which originate in smaller communities where you wouldn't normally find a Walmart store. Recently, construction has been geared towards creating free-standing stores in markets which aren't normally saturated by discount stores. You will find all kinds of merchandise ranging from off-brand to brand oriented items which don't all cost just a dollar hence the name, but you will save tons overall...they even offer sale products which are great deals ranging around $50.
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