Discount chain retailers have historically faced resistance in New Hampshire. But as Kathleen Callahan reports for the New Hampshire Business Review, that’s not stopping Dollar General from drawing up ambitious expansion plans:
“Dollar General, the nation’s largest chain of ‘small-box’ stores that has faced some resistance in expanding to communities in New Hampshire, is planning to beef up its New Hampshire presence in 2012.
The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based company said it plans to open 625 new stores in 2012, about 80 of which will open in four new markets — New Hampshire, California, Nevada and Connecticut.”
Callahan writes that the company didn’t return phone calls by deadline as she tried to determine how many stores the retailer wanted to establish in New Hampshire. Right now, out of 10,000 stores nationwide, there’s only one Dollar General in the Granite State, located in Nashua. Callahan reports that’s actually outside the company’s preferred business model, which is building in communities with 20,000 or fewer residents.