Pick 'n Save, Metro Market stores to offer 'senior hours' seven days a week during coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 13:34:47-04

MILWAUKEE -- All Pick 'n Save and Metro Market stores throughout the state of Wisconsin will offer special shopping hours for senior citizens and those who are most at risk of catching COVID-19, Roundy's announced Thursday.

Beginning Friday, March 20, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. seven days a week will be set aside for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

“Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market are committed to help support the shopping needs of the elderly in our community by providing a less crowded shopping environment," Roundy's Division President Michael Marx said. "Therefore, we are reserving shopping time for the elderly and those with underlying health concerns who must leave home to obtain their groceries. This will help them avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. We encourage our customers to respect these designated store hours for seniors and to plan their shopping trips around this timeframe.”

Pick 'n Save operates close to 100 stores throughout Wisconsin, and Metro Market operates 10 stores. The brands join other local retailers like Sendik's in adding special hours just for seniors.

As of Thursday morning, there were 118 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin.

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