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Dollar General Stores to Give Seniors “Exclusive First Hour” to Shop Each Day

Dollar General Corporation announced Monday that it plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, as well as amend store operating hours beginning March 17, 2020.

Dollar General Corporation announced Monday that it plans to dedicate the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers, as well as amend store operating hours beginning March 17, 2020.

Senior Hour Encouragement
Beginning Tuesday, Dollar General is strongly encouraging that the first hour of operations each day be dedicated solely for the shopping needs of senior customers, who are one of the groups most vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“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. “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,” Todd Vasos, CEO of Dollar General, said in a news release.

Other customers are encouraged 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.

Store Hour Adjustments
Additionally, all stores plan 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.  Stores will continue to maintain current opening hours. Normal operating hours by individual store locations are available here.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Nelda Smith

    March 16, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    WHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA! I ALWAYS NEED HELP FINDING THE ITEMS ON MY LIST, TOO! THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS DOLLAR GENERAL STORE !

  2. Susan Morgan

    March 16, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you Dollar General for thinking about us older people. That means a lot !

  3. Rebecca Wallace

    March 16, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    In life the handicapped as well! Be sure parking lots are being watched. When you let “the enemy” know there will be senior citizens shopping at a specified time, they may be easily targeted.

  4. Lucy Collins

    March 16, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Way Sylvania ga

  5. Teresa

    March 16, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    What age are you concerning seniors?

  6. SHIRLEY SHEFFER

    March 18, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    KUDOS TO DOLLAR GENERAL!!!! DOES THIS APPLY TO TENNESSEE STORES TOO?
    WE ARE IN OUR EIGHTIES AND THIS WOULD BE A HUGE HELP.

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