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    Dollar General Getting Into Fuel Business

    Retailer takes over 37 former Walmart Express locations.

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. is entering the fuel business following its purchase of 41 Walmart Express sites throughout 11 states. Of these 41 stores, 37 of the locations have fueling stations, which Dollar General will continue to operate.

    The 41 former Walmart Express stores are broken down in the following way: three in Alabama, two in Arkansas, one in Florida, six in Georgia, three in Kansas, three in Louisiana, five in Mississippi, 12 in North Carolina, four in Oklahoma, and one each in South Carolina and Tennessee.

    “Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base. We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

    Dollar General also stated that as part of the transaction, it anticipates relocating 40 of its existing sites into the purchased sites by October and entering one new market.

    In-store, Dollar General relayed the Walmart stores provide additional sales floor square footage, as well as expanded offerings such as fresh meat compared to its traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Goodlettsville-based Dollar General Corp. operated 12,719 stores in 43 states as of April 29.


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