May 26, 2016 / 11:07 AM / a year ago

Dollar General quarterly sales jump 7 pct

May 26 (Reuters) - Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly net sales as more customers came through the door and spent more on average.

The company's net income rose to $295.1 million, or $1.03 per share, in the first quarter ended April 29, from $253.2 million, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales rose to $5.27 billion from $4.92 billion. (Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)

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