Dollar General announced plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, and modify store operating hours starting on Tuesday, March 17.
The discount store chain says it wants to provide at-risk senior customers the ability to purchase items during the store’s first hour to avoid busier shopping periods. Seniors are identified by many experts as one group most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Dollar General requests other customers to plan their shopping trips around this window of time to allow the most susceptible customers in our communities the ability to shop during the first hour that stores are open.
“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,”Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO, said in a release.
Dollar General also plans to close one hour earlier than current close times to allow employees to clean and re-stock store shelves, “as well as for their health and well-being,” the store chain said.
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