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[$$] Dollar General Warns of Slower Sales Growth

Dollar General Corp. on Thursday said same-store sales grew in the most recent quarter, but profit was less than expected as the retailer invests in lower prices and increases the portion of sales that come from less profitable products like food. The Goodlettsville, Tenn., retailer anticipates same-store sales growth of 2.5% in 2019, below the 2.6% analysts polled by FactSet had anticipated. Shares of Dollar General fell 7.5% on Thursday.