New Dollar General opens

Dollar General Store has announced its new Farragut location at 13024 Kingston Pike opened Friday, June 28.

“Our customers are at the center of all that we do, and meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority when choosing store locations,” a DG press release stated. “In selecting store sites, we take a number of factors into consideration, carefully evaluating each potential new store location to ensure we can continue to meet our customers’ price, value and selection needs.

“We further strive to provide convenience for customers who may not have affordable nearby retail options,” it added.

“Each Dollar General store employs approximately six to 10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store. Anyone interested in joining ... with competitive wages and benefits, world-class training and development and the ability to further their career through our growing organization may apply for available positions online at”

Moreover, “Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation,” the release further stated, “which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs.”

Store brass released more numbers when it comes to giving.

“Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $250 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 21.5 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education,” the release stated.

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit

Attempting to reach out to those who may be struggling in some regard, “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports individuals in the communities that Dollar General stores serve who may be interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test,” the release stated.

“Referrals to a local organization that provides free literacy services are available online or a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for information is available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.”