A new Dollar General store will be opening in Salem, Ark. It will be located on Highway 9/395 next to the Salem Square. The store will have 9,014 total square feet, said Emily Weiss, media relations manager for Dollar General Corporation in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Construction has been contracted for the building through Mike Rozier Construction Company Inc. of Greenwood, Miss.
"The new store will feature a layout that makes shopping simpler for customers," Weiss said. "Some of its highlights include: convenient cash register locations away from the entryway, seasonal products featured in the center of the store, coolers at the front of the store and more visible department signage."
Dollar General Corporation has not established a grand opening date for the store as of Oct. 2, Weiss said.
The new Dollar General will offer customers name-brand and private label merchandise such as health and beauty products, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal goods, basic clothing, packaged food products, refrigerated foods like dairy products and lunch meat, and frozen food, Weiss said.
"The majority of our products are priced at $10 or less, with approximately 25 percent of the products priced at $1 or less," she said.
Dollar General supports literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their GED can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that they can mail in for referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Dollar General also gives back through grants to community organizations. More information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs is available at www.dollargeneral.com, Weiss said.