Dollar General plans to open 975 stores this year
CBS News reported that Dollar General is planning to open 975 stores in 2019, making it the top US retail company for expanding so far this year. But it's not the only dollar store prospering as many once-mighty retailers are forced to fold after years of debt financing or competition from Amazon. After Dollar General, discount chains Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Aldi and Five Below are in the top five for opening stores in 2019. Out of nearly 2,780 stores slated to open in the US thus far in 2019, about 1800, or more than half, are from discount chains. Dollar stores stock goods, such as milk and bread, that make them a convenient stop for shoppers on their way home from work - and, therefore, resistant to a digital takeover. They also perform well with consumers in all markets, rich or poor, urban or suburban.