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Dollar General accepts supplemental benefits chainwide

GOODLETTESVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General customers can now purchase food, produce, over-the-counter medicines and additional wellness products in more than 20,000 stores nationwide using health supplemental benefits, the company said on Wednesday.

“With approximately 75% of Americans within five miles of a Dollar General, we recognize the unique access we provide to all communities, especially rural ones, that may not have affordable access to health and wellness essentials,” said Dr. Albert Wu, Dollar General’s chief medical officer. “We believe our partnership to expand access to supplemental and value-added benefits demonstrates our focus to keep our customers at the center of all we do and further establish Dollar General as a health destination.”

The retailer says that health and wellness products, including DG Wellbeing’s expanded assortment that provides more than 300 additional items and approximately 30% more selling space, help bring affordable items such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements and more closer to customers’ homes, particularly in rural and underserved communities. DG Wellbeing is now available in more than 7,000 stores.

Dollar General recently announced the availability of fresh produce in more than 5,000 of its stores. This milestone means the retailer has more individual points of produce distribution than any other U.S. mass retailer or grocer, the company said. Dollar General’s produce assortment offers the top 20 items typically sold in traditional grocery stores to provide customers with items such as tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes, salad mixes, and more.

Dollar General said its stores all offer other components of nutritious meals, including canned and frozen vegetables, canned fruits, proteins, grains and dairy.  The company’s Better For You program also provides recipes and other resources for customers.

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