Dollar General Expanding Distribution Network

The retailer's new Nebraska dual-facility is among expansion projects that have been completed, are ongoing or planned in eight states.
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Dollar General has enhanced its supply chain network with the opening of its first dual-facility in Nebraska and two new regional distribution hubs in Georgia and Texas.

The retailer’s new Blair, Neb., distribution center is the centerpiece of a $140 million investment in Washington County. It combines the efficiencies of traditional and DG Fresh supply chain networks, which is the company’s strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products. The DG Fresh network is currently delivering to more than 19,000 stores from 12 facilities. A formal grand opening is scheduled for the summer. 

Additionally, Dollar General has opened regional distribution centers in Newnan, Ga.,  and Fort Worth, Tex. The new facilities give the retailer more than two million square feet of additional storage capacity and will serve as an intermediary point between import locations and Dollar General’s distribution center network.

“The recent additions to our supply chain network aim to provide greater efficiencies, create additional jobs and drive positive economic impact,” said Tony Zuazo, Dollar General’s executive vice president of Global Supply Chain. “We’re excited to continue growing our distribution center network to further support store growth and to better serve our customers and local communities.”

The company also announced expansion plans in Jonesville, S.C., and Amsterdam, N.Y., at existing facilities.

Dollar General has made an approximately $45 million expansion investment in its Jonesville distribution center, which first opened in 2005. The 250,000 square foot addition was completed in spring 2023.

In Amsterdam, Dollar General plans to construct a 170,000 square foot DG Fresh facility to complement the company’s traditional distribution center that opened in 2019. Construction is expected to begin in 2024. 

The retailer is also constructing three recently-announced distribution centers in North Little Rock, Ark., Aurora, Co. and Salem, Ore.