Dollar General Begins CBD Sales

Chain selling line of 20 products at 1,100 stores
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has become the latest major chain to take on cannabidiol (CBD) products, adding 20 SKUs to its shelves at about 1,100 stores in Tennessee and Kentucky, the company has announced.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based chain also plans to expand the products’ availability to seven more states (Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Vermont) by spring 2020.

Dollar General’s CBD assortment is limited to topical cosmetic products, including creams, ointments, bath bombs, bath salts and face masks. The company has no plans to provide ingestible or edible CBD merchandise.

“At Dollar General, the customer is at the center of all we do, and the addition of CBD items is an extension of our ongoing commitment to provide customers with a curated and affordable assortment of the products they seek,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “As with many of the products we carry in our stores, our decision to offer CBD products is based on customer interests or demands.”

Other major retailers have started to sell CBD products in the past year, including drugstore chain Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill., and convenience-store operator Kwik Trip, La Crosse, Wis.

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