GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.—Three new DG Fresh cold storage facilities will soon open, giving Dollar General more self-distribution points for frozen and refrigerated products, such as deli and dairy items, Progressive Grocer reports. The new facilities will be in Ardmore, Okla.; Bowling Green, Ky.; and West Sacramento, Calif.
This week, Dollar General celebrated the grand opening of a DG Fresh facility in Montgomery, Ala. “We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our newest DG Fresh facility as we grow career opportunities and our distribution center presence in Alabama,” said Rod West, Dollar General’s vice president of perishables growth and development.
“We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous support from both state and local officials who helped make this project happen. Our Montgomery DG Fresh facility will allow us the opportunity to better serve our surrounding stores and communities with the quality products at affordable prices that customers depend on us to carry,” he said.
Dollar General will soon open its 18th traditional distribution center in January in Walton, Ky. The chain also has expanded its DG Private Fleet training program, which gives fully funded, on-the-job training to store and distribution center employees who want to earn their Class A commercial driver’s license and drive for Dollar General.
In June, the chain announced it was stocking more fresh produce in response to the pandemic. Read more about the competition convenience stores face from dollar stores in “The Buck Stops Where?” in the October 2019 issue of NACS Magazine.