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Shelly Banjo

Dollar General, Don't Repeat Walmart's Mistakes

Its rampant store-building is starting to hurt sales.

More than 13,000 stores later, Dollar General Corp. is having its own Walmart moment. 

The dollar-store chain on Thursday posted its first year-over-year quarterly sales decline since its 2009 IPO. At the same time, it reiterated plans to open 900 new stores this year and 1,000 new stores in 2017.