Meijer adjusts store hours to accommodate at-risk shoppers

Posted at 4:18 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:35:57-04

WISCONSIN — Meijer has adjusted their store hours in order to give more time to at-risk shoppers.

The new hours will go into effect Friday, May 15.

From now on, Meijer stores will open at 6 a.m. and close at midnight. Meijer Express stores will also extend their hours to 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions will have extended dedicated shopping times beginning Tuesday. At-risk shoppers will now have two hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to shop in a safer environment. The hours will be 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. Pharmacies will continue to open at 7 a.m.

Additionally, there is an extended shopping period for essential workers and Meijer team members. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m., stores will be open for essential workers and meijer employees specifically.

According to a press release from Meijer, " Essential service workers include all medical workers, first responders and law enforcement. Senior citizens are considered age 65 and older. Meijer is asking its customers and the public to please respect the times for these important groups."

“These extended hours will best serve all our customers and provide more flexibility to shop Meijer stores,” said Rick Keyes, Meijer President and Chief Executive Officer. “As communities begin to re-open, it’s more important than ever that we find new ways to adjust and reshape how our customers shop for products they need while keeping their families safe.”

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