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Investors sent shares in Dollar General higher Thursday after the company announced better-than-expected sales growth and plans to open 900 stores in 2018.

1. What was the overall strategy of Dollar General in the competitive retail business?
2. What is the future that Dollar General hopes for in opening these new stores?
3. What did Dollar General credit for its strong same-store growth?

Matthews, C. (2017). Dollar General to open 900 new stores in 2018. Axios, Dec. 7 (Retrievable online at