GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — While the economy continues to provide a strong tailwind for discounters, Dollar General has generated some momentum of its own. The retailer here last week reported robust sales and soaring profits behind an influx of new customers and additional visits from returning shoppers during the first quarter, which ended May 1. Analysts attributed the success not only to the economy but to effective execution of strategies to improve store conditions, product selection and ...

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