Dollar General is a U.S. chain of variety stores. Dollar General Corporation operates over 10,000 stores.
Dollar General stores are typically located in small shopping plazas or strip malls in local neighborhoods. The stores tend to locate in smaller communities than those where Walmart would go, although many locations are in relatively close driving distance to a Wal-Mart store. In some cases, stand-alone stores are within a few city blocks of each other, in areas not served by another general-merchandise retailer.
Dollar General is not a dollar store. Most of its products are priced at more than $1.00.
Dollar General competes in the dollar store format with national chains Family Dollar and Dollar Tree.