Dollar General considering expansion

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Despite any rumors you may have heard, it’s not certain if the local area will be part of Dollar General’s national expansion plans for 2017.

“We are currently in a due diligence process for a new store on South Main Street in Winnebago,” says Crystal Ghassemi of the company’s communications department.

“We’re interested in adding a new location in Faribault County, but have not committed to doing so yet,” she adds.

Dollar General currently has a store in Blue Earth and one in Wells.

Ghassemi says the company hopes to have a final decision if the discount chain is coming to Winnebago by mid-summer.

Last year, executives of the Goodlettsville, TN-based, company announced that 1,000 new stores would be opened in the U.S., bringing the total to nearly 15,000 operating in 44 states.

That compares to Wal Mart’s 5,229 stores; Target, 1,803; CVS, 9,600; Family Dollar, 7,964; and Dollar Tree, 6,320.

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