Helping Customers Save Time and Money
The Georgia Ports Authority is a trusted logistics partner for
some of America’s most respected brands, including Dollar General, the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer with more than 11,700 stores in 43 states.
Photo: Dollar General carries food, apparel, health and beauty items, cleaning supplies, paper products, housewares and seasonal items from high quality private brands, as well as America’s most-trusted manufacturers.
Dollar General has been helping customers save time, save money — every day — for more than 75 years, by providing low prices on items frequently used and replenished in convenient easy-to-shop stores.
As one of America’s fastest-growing retailers, Dollar General has more than one billion customer transactions annually. The company’s distribution network is an integral part of retail operations.
“We currently operate 12 distribution centers, and getting retail goods to our stores across the country in a timely, reliable manner is critical to our operation,” said Adam Hall, Senior Director of International Logistics for Dollar General. “Families across America count on Dollar General to help them save money, and we rely on the Georgia Ports Authority to help us deliver those savings. Using the Port of Savannah,
we can move cargo to our inland locations without delay or congestion.”
Consistent with its mission of serving others, Dollar General is committed to giving back to its communities. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $98 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
Dollar General is also continually improving its sustainability through successful recycling efforts, from computer equipment to store fixtures to office paper and plastic. Nearly 2.4 million trees are saved annually by Dollar General’s recycling of cardboard.
“Not only do we work to reduce our own environmental footprint, we seek out business partners who operate
in a sustainable fashion,” Hall said. “The GPA has shown a strong commitment to environmental stewardship through its programs to reduce air emissions, improve water quality and protect centuries-old trees growing on terminal.”
Photo: Dollar General completes more than a billion customer transactions annually.