Dollar General to Open 450 Stores in 2009

Revenue rose 11 percent to $2.85 billion in the period ended Jan. 30 from $2.56 billion a year earlier for the Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based company.

Dollar General, bought by private equity firm KKR & Co. in 2007 for $7.3 billion, plans to open about 450 new stores in 2009 and remodel or relocate about 400 others. In fiscal 2008, it opened 207 new stores, relocated or remodeled 404, and closed 39, ending the year with 8,362 U.S. locations.

Dollar General has three stores in New England and none on the west coast, according to its Web site.
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