Dollar General Corporation is a Fortune 500 discount retailer with more than 7,500 stores located throughout the United States. Its stores offer a variety of basic consumable items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items. Dollar General Corporation was established in 1939 in Scottsville, Ky., as J.L. Turner and Son Wholesale. The company has headquarters in Goodlettsville, Ky.