Dollar General Corp. wants to help senior shoppers "avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods."
The discounter announced that, starting March 17, it is dedicating the first hour of each shopping day in its approximate 16,275 stores nationwide to senior customers. Dollar General is requesting that other customers plan their shopping trips around this window order to provide seniors, one of the groups most at risk for Covid-19, with the ability to purchase the items they need and want at the beginning of each day to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods.
“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, CEO, Dollar General.
Additionally, Dollar General stores will close one hour earlier than usual at night to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves, “as well as for their health and wellbeing."