Dollar General strikes gold at annual Stevie awards

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General received a Gold Stevie award for Company of the Year in Retail at the 11th annual American Business Awards in recognition of the company’s position as an industry leader in the retail sector.

“Dollar General is honored to receive the Company of the Year recognition in retail from the American Business Awards,” said chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling. “This recognition is reflective of the dedication of more than 95,000 Dollar General employees to serve our customers by helping them save time and money every day.”

The American Business Awards aim to demonstrate and honor outstanding achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. With more than 3,000 nominations, Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year.