Meijer amends store operation hours in wake of Covid-19 crisis  

15 May 2020 (Last Updated May 15th, 2020 12:42)

Supercentre chain Meijer has amended the store operation hours to give more shopping time for customers amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Meijer amends store operation hours in wake of Covid-19 crisis  
Meijer adjusts store hours to allow more time for customers to get their shopping essentials. Credit: PRNewswire/ Meijer.

Supercentre chain Meijer has amended the store operation hours to give more shopping time for customers amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

According to the amended timing, the retailer will close overnight at midnight local time, beginning 15 May, and will open each morning at 6am local time.

The Meijer Express convenience store locations will close at 11pm and open each morning at 6am while its pay-at-the-pump fuel sales will remain operation 24 hours a day.

Additionally, the company extended shopping times for senior citizens and chronic health customers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 8am local time. Shopping hours for essential service workers and Meijer team members will extend on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6am to 8am local time. Pharmacies will open at 7am for all of these customers on those days.

Essential service workers comprises of all medical workers, first responders and law enforcement, while people with age 60 and older are considered as senior citizens.

Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said: “These extended hours will best serve all our customers and provide more flexibility to shop Meijer stores.

“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.”

Based in Michigan, Meijer operates more than 248 supercentres and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

In March, the company announced plans to install plexiglass shields in all its stores to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within its operations.