Tennessee Based Dollar General Post Strong 2nd Qtr.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter (13 weeks) ended July 31, 2015.

“Dollar General achieved strong financial performance in the second quarter. We delivered 7.9 percent sales growth, 2.8 percent same-store sales growth, robust gross margin expansion and 14 percent diluted EPS improvement over the 2014 second quarter. We also grew both customer traffic and average ticket for the 30th consecutive quarter when compared to the prior year quarter,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer.

“With new leadership in place for store operations and merchandising, we are well positioned to execute our key initiatives to drive topline growth over time. Looking ahead to 2016, our team is energized to accelerate our pace of growth as we focus on providing our consumers with everyday low prices and convenient locations. We remain confident in the long-term growth prospects for Dollar General to deliver strong financial results and healthy cash returns for our shareholders,” said Vasos.

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