Industry Insights for PBAA Members
Michael Buxton, SVP, Merchandise Strategy & Operations, Dollar General (and other DG execs) recently made a presentation to front end publishers giving an overview of DG business and the new magazine program…some highlights:
- Dollar General is the largest dollar store chain in the world with over $14 Billion in sales, 90K employees (both full & part-time)
- 9,650 stores in 35 states (and growing at a store a day)…99% of stores are profitable
- 1,000 stores in Texas
- None in California but aggressive plan to open many in 2012
- 22 straight years of comp store growth!
There are three store types: Traditional Dollar General (7,500 stores); Customer Centric (2,100 stores); and Market Stores (60 stores – full grocery). The average store is 7,100 square feet
* UPDATED 6/22/12
Welcome to your guide to National Distributors, Independent Wholesalers and Specialty Wholesalers in the United States and Canada. The online version will be updated as we receive corrections and additions.
We appreciate the support of our members, and the Directory (as a downloadable spreadsheet) is one of our benefits of membership.
We have categorized the Directory into 4 key sections:
National Distributor Listing. Key executives and contact information for each National Distributor handling magazines.
Major Wholesaler Groups. Key executives and contact names and numbers for the major groups in the United States and Canada.
Direct/Specialty Wholesalers – National wholesalers servicing specialty accounts and limited titles mixes. Primarily drop shippers.
State Listing For All Wholesalers – This includes Primary Addresses and contact information for all distribution centers for all periodical wholesalers and AAIND members, many that carry magazines to select retailers in the United States.
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The Magazine More than Words campaign as seen at Toronto's Union Station, Gateway Newstands Store