Dollar General opening in Marion

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 213 Industrial Drive in Marion at 8 a.m. July 23 with free prizes and special deals.

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Marion customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores provide a selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people.

Dollar General, based in Tennessee, gets involved in communities it serves, especially literacy and education efforts. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 7.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Dollar General Corporation has 12,719 stores in 43 states, making it one of the larger discount retailers in the U.S.

For information, visit www.dollargeneral.com.