GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — In its first quarterly earnings report since returning to life as a publicly traded company, Dollar General here last week said sales rose 12.7% to nearly $3 billion and same-store sales grew by 9.2%, driving the chain back into the black for the quarter. Consumables and seasonal goods led the charge, with a 15% sales increase in the 13-week period, which ended Oct. 30 and was the company's fiscal third quarter. “Back-to-school, Halloween, and Harvest merchandise ...

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