Did you know Dollar General got its start by selling inventory from retailers who liquidated during the Great Depression? Or that it first went public in 1968? Or that it was already operating more than 1,000 stores by the late 1980s? Our sister publication, Supermarket News, has put together a timeline of the chain's evolution from a family-run business in 1939 to a private equity-owned powerhouse today. To look through the interactive graphic, click here.
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