Dollar General stores to dedicate first hour after opening to senior shoppers

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Starting Tuesday, March 17, Dollar General stores will dedicate the first hour of every shopping day to senior shoppers.

Dollar General are asking its non-senior customers to avoid shopping in the first after stores open so seniors, who are at a higher risk from the COVID-19, can shop while the stores aren’t busy.

“In keeping with our mission and our ongoing commitment to serve our communities, we are dedicating the first hour of each day to seniors.  We appreciate our customers’ understanding of our decision and request they visit our stores later in the morning to allow at-risk populations the ability to purchase the items they need at affordable prices,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO, in a statement. “During these unprecedented times, Dollar General is diligently working to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and communities. We are proud to live our mission and provide customers with everyday low prices on the household essentials that are used and replenished most often.”

The company also announced that stores will close one hour earlier than their regular closing time to allow employees to restock store shelves.

Stores will maintain their normal opening hours.

This is great news and we’re glad that some companies are thinking about the elderly. We need more of this.

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