Dollar General Files IPO

Dollar General here said it would seek to raise up to $750 million in a public stock offering, just two years after going private. The move reflects both a return to confidence in the stock market and the ongoing pressures on consumer spending at retail, as the massive discount chain drove strong sales gains during the recession. Dollar General, which operates about 8,577 stores

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General here said it would seek to raise up to $750 million in a public stock offering, just two years after going private.

The move reflects both a return to confidence in the stock market and the ongoing pressures on consumer spending at retail, as the massive discount chain drove strong sales gains during the recession.

Dollar General, which operates about 8,577 stores across the U.S., generated about $10.5 billion in sales in the most

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