Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is the nations largest small-box discount retailer with more than 12,000 stores in 43 states. The company offers a focused assortment of everyday items, including consumable merchandise, as well as home, apparel, and seasonal products. Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Proctor & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestle, General Mills, and PespiCo. The Dollar General model stresses convenience, quality, and low prices, attracting value-conscious shoppers. Dollar General typically targets low, middle, and fixed-income shoppers and offers approximately 25% of its merchandise for $1 or less. Dollar General possesses an investment grade rating from Standard and Poor’s of BBB and a Moody’s long term rating of Baa2. The company was founded in 1939 and is currently headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.