Dollar General Cites ‘Tired’ Consumer in Cautious Outlook

Dollar General Cites ‘Tired’ Consumer in Cautious Outlook

  “I think customers are fatigued. They’re tired, they’re scared. Every time you turn on the television, there’s a bunch of guys in a suit telling you the world is going to go over a fiscal cliff." — Rick Dreiling, CEO, Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General here last week reported third-quarter sales and earnings that exceeded analyst estimates, but the company sounded a note of caution for the current fourth quarter.

Although sales for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season have been “encouraging,” consumers are also exhibiting erratic spending behavior indicating uncertainty about t

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