Saturday, March 12, 2022

Dollar General Looking for 10,000 Restaurant Employees


Convenience Stores, Grocery stores, and Restaurants are all looking for more employees.  Just two years ago, Dollar General had more than,16,705 stores they simply keep growing and according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® ‘there is a limited amount of floor space in a Doller General store for grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food.  Fresh food has been the fuel to drive growth Dollar General need to spin off / out some other products to continue growth in food and prepared food.”  Well, it worked!

Now, Dollar General Corp. has released plans to create approximately 10,000 net new career opportunities in fiscal 2022 through expected new store, distribution center and private-fleet growth. The new career opportunities represent an estimated 6% overall increase to the company's current workforce.

Here take, a look at the new store count, 18,000 U.S. locations by the end of 2021 and is still growing. In its third-quarter earnings report, Dollar General said that it would open 1,110 new stores in 2022, which includes approximately 100 new pOpshelf store openings. It also has plans to add new traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers and further expand its DG Private Fleet network. Additionally, the company disclosed that it would enter Mexico with 10 locations. How fast are you growing? Fresh Food Sells!

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Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s EVP and chief people officer, stated, “At Dollar General, our employees are the heart of the company and bring our mission of Serving Others to life each day. We are excited to add new opportunities for individuals to start or develop their career through our growing organization, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to the DG family again this year,” …. “We continue to make meaningful and positive investments in our hometowns through new store and distribution center growth, which allows us to remain dedicated to support our diverse employees with training, development, advancement and education opportunities.” 

In case you did not know, Dollar General ranked fifth in Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list in the Specialty Retailers category. The corporate reputation list is based on survey respondents rating companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products, to social responsibility and the ability to attract talent.

Do you think you can compete? Well, some of the retailer's benefits include day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and adoption assistance to eligible employees, as well as training and development programs.

Dollar General touts the fact that it works to create a pathway for career advancement within the organization. According to the company, this is evidenced by the fact that approximately 75% of current lead store associates and above are internally placed.

Invite Foodservice Solutions® to complete a Grocerant ScoreCard, or for product positioning or placement assistance, or call our Grocerant Guru®.  Since 1991 Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche. Contact: or 253-759-7869

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