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Dollar General Corp. said yesterday that it plans to open 635 stores and relocate 550 stores during the current calendar year, including - at some point in the continuum - the chain's 11,000 the store. The company said that it will add 6,000 jobs as part of the expansion, and also "is participating in a statewide initiative called Paychecks for Patriots that helps unemployed veterans find jobs."
KC's View:
In some ways, this statement by Dollar General was far more compelling and illustrative of broader trends than an interminable and snore-inducing presentation I saw on the same subject this week.

Two conclusions can be reached from these numbers...

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

And...

Be competitive. Be very competitive.