Dollar General is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Founded in 1939, the company is based in Goodletsville, Tennessee. The company operates more than 10,000 discount stores in the United States, specializing in areas that are two small to warrant the construction of large big box stores. Many of the items at Dollar General are priced at $1 or less, but larger and more expensive items are also available. Dollar General stores and the online Dollar General website feature cleaning products, health and beauty products, basic groceries, apparel, household items and products for caring for babies, kids and pets.