There are better options and opportunities for Dollar General. I have been thinking about this for some time. Especially how DG has $9 Billion in CCAASSHHHH. Of course all of that money is located in the basement of one Dollar General Market store in New Port Richey, Florida.
7). Digital and automated air compressor for free.
8). Suggestion only. Since the Dollar general name is in green. If you do begin to sell fuels. The roof top of the fuel island should be covered with Solar Panels. Maybe, even the entire roof of the stores. Call it. "Going Green with Dollar (Gene)ral"
Everyone knows Green Gene and Green Gene is just one of those excited to be there kind of guys, well anywhere. Of course DG Gene seems to always get in the way of moving DG staff. They all gently and kindly call out to Green Gene to move quickly or to physically move a poorly clothed Gene out of the Ice Cream freezer. Green Gene can also be that comedic safety teacher.
Also, Anyone associated within the corporate structures of Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. Should not be accepted in any way for any employment opportunities with Dollar General. What happens to a bushel of good apples when a bad apple is placed inside of the same basket? You guessed it. All of the good apples go bad.
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Added on 12 Jan 2015: Merger news:
According to news reporting about this merger and all of the problems associated with it. I want to strongly encourage Dollar General to resend their offer from the negotiating table. while at the same time selling their entire 3%+ stake in Family Dollar stocks immediately. Faster and sooner if possible.
It looks like the share holders have been liquidating assets which is a common practice of any corporation which is about to be sold or merged or bankrupt. Which means the value of Family Dollar is less than what is was when it was valuated. I have not seen any reporting of Family Dollar taking on any new debts. If they have then the Family Dollar corporation has further devalued.
Those cash funds set aside for Family Dollar should be utilized for future logistics when the Panama Canal widening project is completed in 2016+. By purchasing industrial zoned parcels in close proximity to the shipping ports all along the Eastern sea board of the USA and the Shipping ports all along the Gulf of Mexico. By doing so. Will create a logistical savings and thus translated into better competitive pricing with the new Walmart Neighborhood markets which seem to be popping up. Especially, a new one in new Port Richey, Fl.
You will also need to re-consider your expansion into California as shipping, warehousing and other logistics related businesses will diminish greatly. I do believe there will be a migration of logistics related workers/families at all levels out of California. Thus, causing a substantial devaluation of commercial and residential real estate assets. To a lesser degree in Oregon and to even a lesser degree in Washington State. Does this mean Dollar general should leave California? NO. DG should plan for it.
DG should expand their Distribution Centers into Texas and ?Massachusetts? areas. Close to the deep Water ports. DG should no longer use outside trucking firms for anymore store deliveries. Which means DG needs to expand their capabilities into refrigeration/Freezer warehousing capabilities. Container receiving Distribution centers. For all shipping related cargo's.
?Massachusetts? means DG DC facilities North of New York City Proper. With refrigeration/Freezer as well as Container off loading, sorting, staging, storing. Your new DG DC's should be of that mind set. I know that DG is good about not forcing truck drivers into breaking federal DOT laws. Unlike Walmart, Target and many other grocery store chains. Expanding this ability should be seen by the Fed as a safe and legal positive thing. The promotional marketing of this should be positively seen.
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