Dollar General to open 900 new stores in 2018

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(CNN) -- Dollar General is bucking the retail trend.

It has announced plans to open hundreds more stores.

The discount chain announced Thursday it plans to open 900 new stores in 2018-- for the second year in a row.

Dollar stores are one of the few retail groups thriving, while many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have been eclipsed by the growth of e-commerce.

According to the company-- by the end of the year, more than three in four Americans will live within five miles of a Dollar General.

Dollar General did not say how many new jobs the openings could create.