Dollar General Ranks No.98 on 2013 InformationWeek Magazine's Top 500

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Dollar General Ranks No.98 on 2013 InformationWeek Magazine's Top 500

Major Retailer's Information Technology Team Recognized for Superior Innovation

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dollar General (NYS: DG) today announced it ranked no. 98on this year's InformationWeek magazine's top 500 information technology innovators in the U.S. This is Dollar General's first time to be included in the rankings. The full list can be on

Dollar General earned its top 100 ranking for implementing successful initiatives to better leverage technology to improve business processes, enhance access to data across the enterprise and drive business growth. Specifically, the Dollar General IT team implemented systems to strengthen information sharing and collaboration with vendors, improve inventory management and enhance scheduling and efficiencies in its store operations.

"I'm very proud of our entire IT team for their work and dedication resulting in this top 100 ranking in the InformationWeek 500," said Ryan Boone, senior vice president and chief information officer for Dollar General. "Our team is very dedicated to working with our business leaders to utilize digital technology to solve problems, improve our processes and seize opportunities to better serve our customers."

InformationWeek magazineidentifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual Top 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."

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About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,600 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at

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