Dollar General Introduces First Gas Station

Discount retailer embarks on fueling pilot at Alabama store with Mansfield Oil

Published in CSP Daily News

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Dollar General Corp. has rolled out its first fuel station as part of a test pilot project as part of an agreement with Mansfield Oil Co. The new fuel pumps are located at the Dollar General Market in Hanceville, Ala.

"Dollar General continues to innovate to provide convenience and value for our customers," said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO. "This project to test a fuel offering is consistent with our strategy of continually looking for new and better ways to meet our customers' needs for value and convenience and enhancing our position as America's general store."

Mansfield Oil will provide comprehensive fuel supply, distribution, delivery and dispensing solutions to customers. Dollar General and Mansfield will evaluate the results of the pilot project over the next year and jointly assess whether they will expand it.

"Mansfield and Dollar General share core values that have led to decades of growth and innovation," said Michael Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield Energy Corp. "This pilot program will fuse Dollar General and Mansfield's dedication to unparalleled service while bringing a new level of convenience to customers."

Gainesville, Ga.-based Mansfield Oil provides comprehensive fuel supply, distribution, delivery and dispensing solutions through an integrated network of refiners, terminals, carriers and retailers throughout North America. It delivers more than three billion gallons of petroleum products, ethanol, biodiesel and diesel exhaust fluid annually. And it maintains supply and distribution agreements throughout the continental United States and Canada, working with all major and independent refiners and a majority of the nation's petroleum transportation companies to provide comprehensive services and local logistical support, creating an end-to-end fuel procurement and management solution.

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General offers products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,000 stores in 40 states, it has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to private brands, Dollar General sells products from manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.