Retailers Announce Amended Hours & New Policies ~ Updated 03/21
In response to the pandemic many stores will be modifying store hours and policies. As we have updates we will update this post so please check back often.
Here’s what know so far:
All these changes are effective immediately and until further notice unless noted otherwise
Effectively immediately through April 5, 2020, Amazon is temporarily prioritizing shipments for medical supplies, household staples, and other high-demand products coming into the fulfillment centers. This DOES NOT mean that items that are non-essential will not be fulfilled or shipped. Items currently in the warehouse will ship to customers as usual. Items not fulfilled by Amazon are not affected. For more information go HERE
Big Y Store will be open 7:30am – 8pm. Hot Bar, Wing Bar, Soup Bar and Olive Bar will be closed until further notice. These items will still be available pre-packaged. Grocery delivery will still be available through Instacart. The store indicated that it may need to impose limits on certain products in order to meet the needs of the customers. For more information you can go HERE
BJ’s store hours are remaining the same. They have suspended all food sampling/demonstrations.
CVS is offering FREE delivery of prescriptions and other everyday essentials (with prescription delivery). Delivery is available for most CVS pharmacies and many markets also offer same day delivery. You can request delivery once your prescription has been filled and is ready for delivery. You can also add every day essentials to your order to be delivered at the same time. For more information go HERE
Dollar General Stores will be closing at 9pm. All stores will also be dedicating the first hour of the day to Senior shoppers and those at risk. For more information you can go HERE
All 24 Hour Giant Stores will be open 6am – 12am. The company stated that “The decision comes as part of the company’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will allow store team members additional time to sanitize and restock shelves as daily deliveries arrive.” Giant has also stopped in store food sampling/demonstrations.
Hannaford Store Hours are remaining the same. You may experience delays with Hannaford to Go. For more information you can go HERE
All HEB stores 8am – 8pm. The compay stated that this is being done to “allow it’s employees to work diligently overnight to fully prepare for customers during the day.”
Market Basket Stores will be open 7am-6pm every day. They will be open 5:30am-7am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for those 60 years of age or older. For more information you can go HERE
All Publix stores (and pharmacies) will be closing at 8pm. The company stated that this is being done “to give employees time to restock produce and sanitize shelves.” The company further stated that all food demonstrations have been suspended
Shaw’s Stores will be open 7am-8pm. They have also implemented preferred senior shopping hours of 7am-9am Tuesday and Thursday. In a statement they are requesting that non-seniors “avoid shopping so that the stores can be available for senior citizens and other at risk members of our community such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems.” Grocery Delivery, Pharmacy Delivery, and Drive-Up and Go services are still available. “Contact Free” delivery procedures have been implemented. For more information you can go HERE
Shop Rite Store Hours are remaining the same. They advised that there may be delays to ShopRite from Home Deliveries and have implemented a new delivery drop off procedure. Delivery Drivers will text or call when they are on the way. Deliveries will be dropped at your doorstep unattended. For more information you can go HERE
Shop Rite will also temporarily not accept returns or exchanges or issue rainchecks. Stores in the state of CT will continue to issue rainchecks. For more information you can go HERE
Stop & Shop
Beginning Monday 03/16/20 all Stop & Shop locations will be open 7:30am – 8pm and pick up services will be suspended. Due to high demand the company also expects delays to their delivery services. For more information go HERE
Stores will be open for Seniors 6am – 7:30am. For more information go HERE
Target Stores will be closing by 9pm (check your local store for exact hours). The first hour of shopping each Wednesday will be reserved for Seniors and those with underlying heath concerns. For updates you can visit the Target Info Hub HERE
All Walmart stores will be open 6am – 11pm. In a statement, the company stated it was “modifying the store hours to help employees restock shelves overight and clean stores.”
Whole Foods store hours are remaining the same. They will be allowing customers 60 years of age and older to shop one hour before store opening. They have suspended all food sampling/demonstrations. Hot Bars, Salad Bars, Soup Bars, and Self-Serve Pizza service will be suspended. Self Serve offerings will be suspended in additionl departments including antipasti and olive bars, acai machines, and poke bowls. For more information go HERE
All retailers have indicted that they have implemented more stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols.
Store hours can still vary by location so be sure to check with your local store for any additional changes
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