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Odilon Almeida 2019-4-10

30 Percent More Reach, 100 Percent More Convenience

If the company you keep reflects who you are, I am especially proud of what our new association with Dollar General says about the innovation that our vast retail expertise and world class digital capabilities can deliver for the companies we work with.

It also speaks to the evolution of the traditional brick and mortar retailers – they are exploring and successfully implementing new ways to integrate customers digitally into their everyday business.

Integration between digital and retail is the future of money movement and Western Union sits squarely where those two worlds collide. No one is better placed than we are to lead this evolution in financial service delivery and give customers the power to move money where they want, when they want and how they want.

Dollar General is a leading retailer in the United States, known for helping save time and money across more than 15,400 locations in 44 states. With nearly 75% of the U.S. population currently within five miles of a Dollar General and Western Union already having over half a million retail locations in 200 countries, this strategic association allows Dollar General customers more global money transfer options while giving us the opportunity to expand our retail footprint in the United States by more than 30 percent.

Customers care about having choices, but they want each option to be equally convenient. This relationship delivers that convenience since customers can initiate international and domestic money transfers digitally through the Western Union® mobile app or by visiting, and then pay in person at Dollar General locations.

Inclusive digital innovation is allowing us to power a full range of options that serve a broad spectrum of consumers and this extends to our retail Agent network. It is a win-win for all.

For more details on our alliance with Dollar General, read the full press release on the Western Union website.

This Article was written by

Odilon Almeida With a 30-year career in global financial, fintech, telecom and fast moving consumer goods sector, Odilon Almeida brings a leadership style anchored in growth acceleration and business turnarounds involving digital transformation, organic growth and successful M&A.

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