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Dollar General is a discount store that offers consumer products for $10 or less. The company has over 13,000 locations in all the 50 states and also conducts business online. It's headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Dollar General was founded by Cal Turner Jr. in 1939 when he purchased a chain of stores called 'Dollar Bins' that sold firecrackers for $1. The company did well and expanded to more locations throughout the country during World War II due to product shortages. By 1955, Dollar General was 100 stores strong. It reached 1,000 locations by 1975, 2,500 by 1985, 4,300 in 1995 and 6,200 by 2000.

There are over 13,000 Dollar General retail locations in the United States. The company was ranked at #4 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies in 2014. It currently employs over 120,000 people across the country (and world). Of its 6,200+ stores, only about 100 do not follow the Dollar General's stringent requirements for construction.

As of 2014, it is the largest small discount chain in the United States by number of locations (if warehouse clubs are not counted). Furthermore, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, it's one of the nation's top 25 charities and has donated over $250 million dollars to various philanthropic causes.

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