A sign inside a Dollar General store in Chicago.
Jim Young | Reuters
Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said Wednesday that the retailer is chasing business opportunities in health care for a simple reason: About 65% of the company’s stores are located in “health deserts.”
That translates to more than 10,000 stores — including many in rural areas and small towns — where customers must drive long distances to get medical care, Vasos said.
He said the retailer is in a prime position to change that.
“While it’s in its infancy stages, we really have an opportunity to grow that health-care side of the business — not only products in the store, but services,” he said at a virtual conference hosted…