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New Dollar General Market is being erected in Gentry

by Randy Moll | September 20, 2022 at 9:15 a.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL A new Dollar General Market is being erected in Gentry near the post office. If all goes according to plan, the new store could open as soon as late winter.

GENTRY -- A new Dollar General Market is currently under construction in Gentry at a new location -- 900 JR Bever Blvd., just south of the Gentry post office. At this time, a store opening is slated for late winter 2022, but construction progress may alter this date.

The new store will be a Dollar General Market, according to a news release by the Dollar General company. "A DG Market offers customers the same value and convenience they trust Dollar General to provide with an expanded merchandise selection, as well a wide assortment of dairy products, fresh produce, fresh meats and perishable foods," the news release states.

"Our fresh fare includes lettuce, tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes, salad mixes and more," the release states. Dollar General's produce set offers the top 20 items typically sold in traditional grocery stores and covers approximately 80% of the produce categories most grocery stores carry, according to the release.

"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," the release states. "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.

"The store will employ approximately 6-10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store. Anyone interested in joining one of America's fastest-growing retailers 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 www.dollargeneral.com/careers."

According to the release, "Dollar General sells quality, name-brand and private brand merchandise such as foods, health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and basic clothing. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

"Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on merchandise as part of its mission of serving others. 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, 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. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $219 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 16.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

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

According to Dollar General, its stores currently offer fresh produce in approximately 2,700 stores and plan to offer fresh fruits and vegetables in a total of up to 10,000 stores in the coming years, with a meaningful number of stores located in food deserts.

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