Dollar General Plans to Exit 400 Locations, Curb Growth

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General here will shutter 400 locations next year and slow its development pace for the next two years, the discount chain said yesterday. The company will take $138 million in charges, which include $74 million for the store closings and another $64 million related to the adoption of new inventory model that it said would allow it to deliver fresher merchandise to its stores.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General here will shutter 400 locations next year and slow its development pace for the next two years, the discount chain said yesterday. The company will take $138 million in charges, which include $74 million for the store closings and another $64 million related to the adoption of new inventory model that it said would allow it to deliver fresher merchandise to its stores. After opening an estimated 600 stores this year, the chain will add 3

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