Dollar General is the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer! Dollar General operates 16,720 stores in 46 states as of July 31, 2020. Net sales increased 24.4% to $8.7 billion in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $7.0 billion in the second quarter of 2019. Dollar General ranks #119 of Fortune 500 Companies and 2019 was the 30th year in a row with same store sales growth. The well-known discount store has experienced continued success during COVID-19 as an essential business.