Grocery Stores Are Rolling Out Senior Shopping Hours—Here’s Where to Go
The crowd-free senior shopping hours will help the most vulnerable members of our community stay safe.
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We might all be practicing social distancing by ordering grocery delivery and only going out shopping for essentials. But the more vulnerable—pregnant women, the elderly, the immunocompromised—could use a little extra help. That’s why retailers around the country are stepping up and starting to offer senior shopping hours. Here’s where to go!
Walmart recently announced that it would launch an hour-long senior shopping event on March 24, one hour before stores typically open. The stores plan to repeat these special hours every Tuesday through April 28.
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Albertsons, which also owns Safeway, Acme and Vons, is planning on offering two hours every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for its most vulnerable customers. That includes senior citizens, pregnant women and shoppers with compromised immune systems.
Target is also offering senior shopping hours. The retailer recently announced it would be dedicating the first hour each Wednesday for its most vulnerable guests.
Starting March 25, Whole Foods stores in North America will allow shoppers ages 60+ to enter the store one hour before opening to the public.
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Stop & Shop
Beginning March 19, Stop & Shop reserved its opening hours for senior citizens. From 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., only customers 60 and older will be allowed to enter and shop. The store will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., which is reduced from normal hours.
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Other retailers are providing similar early-bird specials to seniors, too. Dollar General will open early exclusively for seniors. The first open hour of the day—from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.—will be reserved for seniors to shop.