Update by user Apr 13, 2016
The comment staring "I have a confession" is obviously not me. Why this person is defending DG in such an odd way is beyond me.
I can only guess that anyone with a defense for DG is a new employee who has yet to experience what it's really like to work there.
I was not fired...I gladly resigned after finding a better job. I wish there was a way to delete this person's comment , however there is not.
Original review posted by user Oct 02, 2014
I worked for DG and have to admit that I wouldn't purchase food from any DG store. The cold items, when being delivered, spend several minutes waiting to be "checked in"...ice cream, milk, eggs, bacon.
If you haven't noticed in these stores, it's typically HOT because the A/C is usually broken. Your perishables will sit in the heat upwards of 25-40 minutes, plus the time it takes for the vendor to stock it. Gross, right? Let's move on to dry goods...crackers, cookies, chips.
These items are sent straight into the stockroom, which is full of rodents and roaches. They will sit in there, stacked on a cart with many other boxes, sometimes with chemicals and poisons. As if the stockroom isn't dirty enough, the sales floor isn't much better. The sales floor is home to hundreds of insects.
Even though packaging may not allow the bugs/rodents to get to the actual food, bugs/rodents still crawl all over the packages you'll be placing in your fridge and cupboards. Overworked and underpaid, quality typically is t a priority of the DG associate...check out the photo of the 5 month out of date box of "Chicken in a Biscuit" purchased today. Truth is, customers are the ones who discover the expired items.
Even after they bring it to the attention of the associates, it's likely they are bombarded with so many tasks it will likely be forgotten and the expired goods will remain on the shelf for you to buy. Should you look past rodent *** next to your box of cookies that likely has insect eggs laid in it, by all means, continue to shop Dollar General!
Reason of review: Gross conditioms.
Monetary Loss: $4.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.