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Report: Dollar General is a ‘severe violator’ of workplace safety rules

OSHA confirmed it is discussing a settlement with the discounter after the fast-growing company has received more than $15.5 million in penalties for safety violations in recent years.


Dollar General is 'leaning hard' into $1 items, private label

The discounter, which posted disappointing Q4 results Thursday, said it is working to cater to increasingly cash-strapped shoppers with low-priced food, beverages and other items.

High prices prompted the deep discounter to take the staple off its shelves, according to a report, though egg prices are starting to decline nationwide.

The operator of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar expanded its offering of $3-$5 frozen and refrigerated foods, is adding thousands of cooler doors, started selling bread and ice, and said it sees “nothing but opportunity” in grocery.

The discounter, which opened its first store in 1955, has added about 1,000 new stores a year for the last decade.

The discounter briefly shuttered some of its stores in the state early Friday, a move the attorney general said was in response to his ongoing legal battles with the retailer. Dollar General, however, said computer issues were to blame.

Mike Witynski, who had been with the discounter since 2010, is leaving the company. Dollar Tree shook up nearly its entire C-suite last summer.

Despite filing a lawsuit against the company in November, the state said the discount retailer continues to charge more at the register than the prices listed on its shelves.

As grocery prices continue to soar, more shoppers are turning to Dollar Tree and its banner, Family Dollar, for groceries. And the extreme discounter is preparing for the deluge.

The discounter raised its financial outlook for the year, saying efforts to drive sales of consumables and focus on value are working.

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