Wholesale store in Kentucky. In 1955 a new idea was born - the dollar store - and all the stores in their growing fold soon were converted and the Dollar General name was born. The company went public in 1968 and today it operates over 7550 stores in 30 states with more than 700 added in 2004 alone. So, what kind of items can you find at Dollar General? A good variety! The store reminds me of another retailer, now defunct -- Woolworth's -- in that they carry a little bit of everything. Do you need greeting cards?
Excellent quality cards are sold for the unheard of low price of 2 for $1. Seasonal items such as coolers, plastic benches, folding stools, flags, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, wind chimes, and more are on prominent display. Food items as well as personal care products are carried, many of which have the Dollar General name and have a pre-stamped price right on the product. No, they do not have a complete line of any product, just the bestsellers. Still, the variety is good. Because Dollar General was founded exclusively as a dollar store, many of their items are still priced at a dollar or less. Fortunately, for consumers, they are not restricted by the 'one dollar' limit and other items of greater value are sold too. Do you need sunflower bird seed? $2 per bag. Do you want DG candy?