GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is encouraging new suppliers and those who have not sold products to the company within the past 18 months to apply to attend its inaugural Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit in April 2018. Suppliers must sell items in at least one of the following categories to be eligible to attend:

• Beauty, personal care and over-the-counter/wellness

• General merchandise/all non-food

• Grocery

Dollar General is one of America’s fastest-growing retailers that is currently listed No. 128 on the Fortune 500 list. It currently operates more than 14,000 retail locations in 44 states, employs more than 130,000 individuals and posted $22 billion in FY 2016 sales.

To apply, interested suppliers, companies and manufacturers may submit product information at through Feb. 20. Selected companies will be subject to a $500 participation fee and notified via email by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing of the time, date and location of their meeting with a member of the Dollar General merchandising team.

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