Dumas Dollar General Site

The Dumas Mayor and Board or Aldermen surveyed the land where the new Dollar General will be located last Friday. Pictured is Mayor Bradley Lawson, fourth from left, with aldermen, Kathleen Henson, Francis Mask, Helen Chapman and Patsy Davis. Aldermen Bobby Floyd is not pictured.

DUMAS – Dollar General broke ground in Dumas last month for their newest location in Tippah County. The store will be located at 3230 Highway 370 just past the Dumas Fire Department and is scheduled to open in spring 2019.

The store is expected to provide customers with approximately 7,300 sales floor square feet and will employ approximately 6-10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store.

"I want to say thank you to the people associated with the Dollar General Corporation for their decision to build in Dumas and to all the ones who helped and had conversations with them to help make this possible," said Dumas Mayor Bradley Lawson. "The Town and I are proud and excited for everyone in our community and from the surrounding communities for they now have an opportunity for easier and quicker access to everyday items."  

According to Dollar General spokesperson Angela Petkovic, when choosing store locations, meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority.  The company looks for places where they can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice.  "We know convenience is a major factor in our customers' shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a three to five mile radius, or 10 minute drive.  We also take demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration," Petkovic said.

Dollar General sells quality name-brand and private brand merchandise such as health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and basic clothing. They also sell an assortment of packaged foods, as well as some refrigerated foods and frozen foods. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

 Once completed the Dollar General in Dumas will be the sixth Dollar General in Tippah County. The others are located in Ripley (two locations), Walnut, Blue Mountain and Falkner.  Anyone interested joining the Dollar General team may apply for available positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

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