Dollar General's sales jump 13.7 percent

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A sign is seen inside a Dollar General store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young (Copyright Reuters 2017)

U.S. discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a 13.7 percent increase in quarterly sales on Thursday, helped by higher spending at its stores driven by strong demand for home products.

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Net income rose to $414.2 million or $1.49 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 3, from $376.2 million or $1.30 per share a year earlier.

Net sales rose to $6.01 billion from $5.29 billion.

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)