US-based variety store chain Dollar General has revealed plans to develop three distribution centres in the US.

The facilities will be located in North Little Rock, Arkansas; Aurora, Colorado; and Salem, Oregon.

With a combined investment of around $480m, each of the advanced facilities will cover around one million square feet and support the company’s DG Private Fleet presence.

When fully operational, the facilities will create up to 1,100 jobs. Of these, 300 will be at the North Little Rock facility, while the Aurora and Salem facilities will each generate 400 roles.

Located in Pulaski County, the North Little Rock facility will be developed with an investment of nearly $140m.

Construction for the dual distribution centre is scheduled to begin later this year and aims to complete it next year.

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Dollar General plans to begin construction of the $172m Aurora facility in Colorado later this year, with completion due for next year.

The dual distribution centre in Salem, Oregon, will be developed with an investment of around $168m.

Located in Marion County, the facility’s construction is due to start later this year.

Dollar General global supply chain executive vice-president Tony Zuazo said: “We look forward to breaking ground on these new projects, which will help us not only better serve our customers and communities, but also combine efficiencies of our DG Fresh and traditional supply chains.

“We are fortunate to have created constructive relationships with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Oregon Governor Kate Brown and their teams who understand the positive economic and labour benefits DG can bring when we invest in their local communities.”

The proposed distribution facilities are intended to expedite the growth of Dollar General’s DG Private Fleet.

Launched in 2016, the private fleet consists of around 950 tractors and drivers and 25 private fleet sites.