Vandalia Ohio

Dollar General has opened hundreds of stores a year for the last few years.
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This weekend is the grand opening of a new Dollar General in Vandalia; the chain has been growing steadily in the region even as another discount store, K-Mart, has announced closures in Fairborn and Springfield.

Ever since the recession, low-cost discount stores like Kmart have seen competition from below, with smaller discount stores with low prices experiencing record growth. Dollar General has been one of the biggest winners: all over the country the stores are getting bigger and offering more, including cheap grocery products.

On Monday (July 23rd, 2012), Ohio Governor John Kasich, Vandalia Mayor Arlene Setzer, city of Dayton and White Castle officials, including CEO and President Bill Ingram, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony near the site of White Castle’s new food processing Facility in Vandalia, an 83,000 square ft. facility in the Stonequarry Crossing development site near Peter’s Pike.